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.
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.
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.
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.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Fabian Zetterlund and Kevin Bahl got their first career goals and New Jersey scored twice in the final minute of the second period, sending the Devils to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
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) — 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.
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.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes scored twice and the New Jersey Devils broke loose for five second-period goals — four in a six-minute span — to erase an early deficit and defeat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday night.
New Jersey Devils (22-34-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-23-4, third in the Pacific)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey visits Edmonton looking to stop its five-game road losing streak.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, leading the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
Dillon Dube had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and Brett Ritchie, Andrew Mangiapane, Milan Lucic and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames, who have won three of four.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Tuesday night.
“He was a true leader tonight,” Vancouver coach Bruce Boudreau said.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice and moved into a tie for third place on the NHL’s career goals list, and Nic Dowd scored the go-ahead goal as the Washington Capitals rallied in the third period and beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Tuesday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The young New Jersey Devils are playing better and even starting to starting to stun some of the NHL’s best teams.
Nathan Bastian scored a power-play goal with 6:56 left, Yegor Sharangovich iced the game with a short-handed, empty-net goal and the Devils rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Tuesday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist to win a showdown with his older brother, and the New Jersey Devils routed the Vancouver Canucks 7-2 on Monday night.
Nico Daws made 36 saves and the Devils scored three times in each of the first two periods, chasing goaltender Jaroslav Halak with six goals on 14 shots.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Hagel celebrated his 100th NHL game with his first career hat trick and a fight with P.K. Subban.
The rest of the Chicago Blackhawks had some fun, too.
Hagel and Patrick Kane each scored three times and Kirby Dach snapped a tie in the third period, leading Chicago to a wild 8-5 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored in a 3:04 span of the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nico Hischier and Yegor Sharangovich triggered a five-goal blitz in the third period and Jon Gillies made 27 saves as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
New Jersey Devils (15-21-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (28-10-5, second in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay square off against New Jersey.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal scored with less than five minutes left in the third period to push the New York Islanders over the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Thursday night.
Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech scored and Zach Parise added two assists for the Islanders.
Tampa Bay Lightning (23-9-5, second in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-17-5, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay into a matchup with New Jersey.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jesper Bratt scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, MacKenzie Blackwood made 31 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Thursday night for their fourth win in five games.
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Nico Hischier scored his second goal of the game with 2:04 left in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Washington rallied late in regulation to force overtime, with Nic Dowd pulling the Capitals within a goal with 6:38 remaining and Conor Sheary tying it with 3:47 left.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — If the New Jersey Devis are going to make a playoff push after a poor start, they are going to need Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier and some of their other stars to pick up their games.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt each had a goal and two assists to help the New Jersey Devils end their six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Juuse Saros made 29 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night.
The start was Saros’ first after missing the last two games with an undisclosed illness that the team stressed was not COVID-19.
Minnesota Wild (11-6-1, second in the Central) vs. New Jersey Devils (8-5-3, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Devils +106, Wild -126; over/under is 6
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood stopped a penalty shot in the third period for one of his 31 saves, Yegor Sharangovich scored his second goal of the game in New Jersey's four-goal third period, and the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Yegor Sharangovich scored 3:36 into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday in exhibition play.
Mark Jankowski tied it for New Jersey with 4:15 left in the third period.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent forward Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million contract and re-signed restricted free-agent forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year $4 million deal.
The New Jersey Devils were one of the NHL's youngest teams this past season, and many times they played like it.
Using 11 rookies at times over the course of Lindy Ruff's first season as coach, the Devils made mistakes and showed their inexperience in missing the playoffs for the third straight year and eighth time in nine seasons.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pavel Zacha scored his second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils snapped the Boston Bruins' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Yegor Sharangovich scored the go-ahead goal at 12:36 of the third period and the New Jersey Devils snapped a 10-game winless streak with a wild 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night...