The Montreal Canadiens are not only hosting the NHL draft in July, they’ll have a chance to be the headliners after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday night.
General manager Tom Fitzgerald hired Lindy Ruff two years ago to coach the New Jersey Devils because of his success developing young players in the NHL.
While there is no doubt that Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, Jesper Bratt and Yegor Sharangovich have taken their games to new heights, Fitzgerald has told Ruff that won't be good enough in the future.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils shook up their assistant coaching ranks Wednesday, firing Mark Recchi while not renewing the contract of Alain Nasreddine.
General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the decisions Wednesday, less than a week after New Jersey missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and the ninth time in 10 years.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — All the talk about the New Jersey Devils being young, talented and on the verge of restoring the organization to its past glory is starting to get old.
While there were glimpses of potenial this season, the Devils did not play with the consistency needed to be an NHL playoff team.
The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out.
Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the first round against Washington.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pius Suter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Friday night in the teams' season finale.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Michael Rasmussen each had a goal and an assist, and Moritz Seider and Joe Veleno also scored for the Red Wings (32-40-10).
Detroit Red Wings (31-40-10, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (27-45-9, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Devils -158, Red Wings +135; over/under is 6
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and two assists and the Carolina Hurricanes closed a record-setting regular season with a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
New Jersey Devils (27-44-9, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (53-20-8, first in the Metropolitan)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey heads into the matchup with Carolina after losing four in a row.
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 59th and 60th goals of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Tuesday night to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Drake Batherson scored in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Batherson also scored in regulation, Tim Stutzle had a pair of goals and Thomas Chabot also scored for Ottawa in this matchup of teams near the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
New Jersey Devils (27-44-8, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Ottawa Senators (31-41-7, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup with Ottawa after losing three straight games.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A day after being embarrassed in a one-sided loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Detroit Red Wings bounced back with one of their best defensive games of the season.
Alex Nedeljkovic had 17 saves, Oskar Sundqvist and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and assist and the Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday.
Detroit Red Wings (30-39-10, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (27-43-8, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Devils -170, Red Wings +142; over/under is 6.5
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For 55 minutes against the lowly New Jersey Devils, the Carolina Hurricanes were in danger of seeing their chances at winning the Metropolitan Division take a major hit.
A couple of lucky bounces, a never-give-up attitude and good games from a pair of rookies changed that.
Carolina Hurricanes (50-20-8, first in the Metropolitan) vs. New Jersey Devils (27-43-7, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey takes on Carolina looking to break its five-game home slide.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Okposo and Alex Tuch scored short-handed goals less than a minute apart in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night.
Rasmus Dahlin, Owen Power and Jeff Skinner also scored, and 40-year-old Craig Anderson had 29 saves for the Sabres in this matchup of teams eliminated from playoff contention.
1876 — The first official National League baseball game is played with Boston beating Philadelphia 6-5.
1945 — The Toronto Maple Leafs edge the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in seven games.
Buffalo Sabres (29-38-11, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (27-42-7, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host Buffalo after Tage Thompson scored two goals in the Sabres' 5-3 win against the Flyers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Bastian had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Monday night.
The Golden Knights blew their chance to gain ground on the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division, and their playoff hopes lessened severely with just five games left to play.
New Jersey Devils (26-42-7, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (41-30-5, fourth in the Pacific)
Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey visits Vegas for a non-conference matchup.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Donato scored in the shootout for Seattle and New Jersey missed all three of its attempts, with two saved by Phillip Grubauer, as the Kraken beat the Devils 4-3 on Saturday night.
1939 — Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper at 2:20 of the first round in Los Angeles to retain the world heavyweight title.
1976 — Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive home runs and drives in eight runs as the Philadelphia Phillies overcome a 13-2 deficit to beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
New Jersey Devils (26-42-6, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Seattle Kraken (23-44-6, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle and New Jersey meet in a non-conference matchup.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored twice, Sidney Crosby also had a goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a playoff berth for the 16th straight season with a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen had a goal and an assist, Logan O’Connor and Andre Burakovsky also scored and the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche won their eighth straight game, 3-1 over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
New Jersey Devils (26-41-6, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Colorado Avalanche (53-14-6, first in the Central)
Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -351, Devils +276; over/under is 6.5
New Jersey Devils (25-41-6, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Arizona Coyotes (22-45-5, eighth in the Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona looks to break its three-game skid with a win against New Jersey.
DALLAS (AP) — Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Saturday.
Ty Smith also scored in the third for New Jersey, which had dropped five in a row.
New Jersey Devils (24-41-6, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Dallas Stars (40-26-4, fifth in the Central)
Dallas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey visits Dallas looking to end its nine-game road slide.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kale Clague had a goal and two assists, Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki each had a goal and an assist as a part of a three-goal first period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Thursday night.
Montreal Canadiens (19-40-11, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-40-6, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts Montreal looking to break its three-game home losing streak.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Rangers could have talked about Artemi Panarin's 64th and 65th assists of the season or Chris Kreider's 47th goal or goaltender Alexandar Georgiev's fifth straight win as a starter.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils will be without leading goal-scorer Jack Hughes for the rest of the season due to a left knee injury.
The Devils made the announcement about the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft in between the first and second periods of Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers.
New York Rangers (44-20-6, second in the Metropolitan) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-39-6, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup with New York after losing three straight games.
New York Islanders (32-27-9, fifth in the Metropolitan) vs. Dallas Stars (39-26-3, fifth in the Central)
Dallas; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars host New York after Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored three goals in the Islanders' 4-3 win over the Devils.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Cory Schneider were both in the right spot at the right time for the suddenly peaking New York Islanders on Sunday.
Pageau was in perfect position to score three goals and add an assist, and Schneider made the most of his first NHL game in more than two years in leading the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, extending their winning streak to a season-high four straight games.
New York Islanders (31-27-9, fifth in the Metropolitan) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-38-6, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Devils +129, Islanders -153; over/under is 5.5
DENVER (AP) — Devon Toews scored with 4:26 remaining, Darcy Kuemper stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche tied the franchise record for most home wins in a season with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gustav Forsling scored twice, including at 1:45 of overtime, and the Florida Panthers overcame a four-goal deficit and beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6 in overtime Saturday.
Florida Panthers (46-15-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-38-5, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida into a matchup with New Jersey.
BOSTON (AP) — There was Marc McLaughlin, three weeks after finishing his career at Boston College, sharing the ice — and the scoresheet — with childhood hero Patrice Bergeron.
“I feel like I’ve lived that moment in my basement a million times,” the undrafted BC captain said after scoring in his NHL debut Thursday night during a six-goal second-period outburst that propelled the Bruins to an 8-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
BOSTON (AP) — After a 15-year career in which he etched his name on the Stanley Cup and the Vezina Trophy, Tuukka Rask is focusing now on avoiding the rink.
“Don’t even go there. Not yet,” the retired Bruins goalie said Thursday night when asked if his daughters had taken up hockey.
New Jersey Devils (24-37-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (41-20-5, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hits the road against Boston looking to stop its eight-game road losing streak.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes had two goals and was one of four Devils to score in a seven-round shootout as New Jersey came back after blowing a two-goal lead and beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Sunday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had his 13th career hat trick and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the reeling Detroit Red Wings 11-2 on Sunday night.
Sidney Crosby, Kasperi Kapanen, Jeff Carter, Teddy Blueger, Danton Heinen, Brian Boyle and recently acquired Rickard Rakell also scored for the Penguins, who needed less than 30 minutes to take a 6-0 lead on their way to their first 11-goal game in nearly 30 years.
Montreal Canadiens (18-37-10, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (23-37-5, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Devils -159, Canadiens +135; over/under is 6.5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal and then added an assist on the night Washington celebrated his 1,000th career point, and the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Saturday night.
New Jersey Devils (23-36-5, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Washington Capitals (36-20-10, fourth in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals -207, Devils +170; over/under is 6
TORONTO (AP) — Pierre Engvall scored a short-handed goal with 4:42 left in the third period to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
Engvall moved in on a 2-on-1 rush with Ilya Mikheyev off serving a double minor for high-sticking, delayed and then fired his 11th goal of the season past Nico Daws.