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New Jersey Devils
BY JIM HAGUE NEWARK, N.J. -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second goal of the season with just 20.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Washington Capitals Friday night at the Prudential Center. It was the 14th overtime career goal for Kovalchuk, who spent most of the NHL lockout playing in the KHL in his native Russia. Martin Brodeur increased his NHL record in wins with his 659th victory, stopping 24 shots. The victory enabled the Devils to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2002-2003 season -- the last year that New Jersey captured the Stanley Cup championship. The Capitals fell to 0-4 for the first time since the 1993-94 season, when they lost their first six games. But they did secure their first point of the condensed 48-game season. Stephen Gionta scored only the second regular-season goal of his career in the first period, while veteran Patrik Elias scored the 362nd goal of his career, a New Jersey f...
BEST OF MAXIM
The last few days I have been looking at the percentage of a teams ice time for a given situation that a particular player is on the ice for. So for instance, what percentage of the Leafs 5v5 even strength ice time was Joffrey Lupul on the ice in games in which Joffrey Lupul played. When I write a new
Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth completely robbed New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky on this play. This has to be an early candidate for save of the year. Zidlicky had 2/3 of the net open and Neuvirth just snagged it. The Devils fans thought it was in and you can see almost an entire section behind the net start to celebrate and then become instantly disappointed...
Brooks Laich won't be playing, but the Caps need him badly. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Newark, New Jersey this evening to take on the Devils as they try to rebound from their very poor start and get their first win of the season. Washington is 0-3-0 on the campaign so far, allowing 14 goals while scoring only four. The Devils, who shut out the Flyers...
NEWARK, N.J. - After blowing a two-goal lead in the third period by taking a string of five penalties, the New Jersey Devils didn't want to see the solid start to their season come to an end. "We just kept the faith," said veteran Ilya Kovalchuk, whose overtime goal with just 20.5 seconds remaining gave the Devils a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals Friday night...
The Washington Capitals will be the last team in the NHL to earn a point in the standings. To date, they've lost 6-3 on the road in Tampa Bay, at home 4-2 against Winnipeg and at home 4-1 against Montreal.
Frustrations are boiling over and it has one Capital, forward Troy Brouwer, apologizing to fans that have suffered through a miserable start to the 2013 campaign.
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
The Hockey News: With the shortened season, there has been an early acclimation period for players, coaches and officials. How have you seen the start of the season playing out?
Brendan Shanahan: From what I’m watching, your’e right, everybody has an adjustment period. Coaches feel it, players, officials. Even players who’ve...
With 17:44 left in the second period Thursday, it was about to get ugly.
To the Capitals’ credit, the team had already killed off a penalty they suffered in the opening minute of the game. The patterns—at least from the press box—looked more coordinated, as in, you could see them, even if nothing had resulted in an actual goal. But the Caps looked like they could be just one...
After finally earning their first point, the Washington Capitals believe they might be on the verge of ending the club's worst start in almost two decades.
In danger of opening 0-3 at home for the first time in 29 years, the Capitals continue the search for their first victory while trying to hand the visiting Buffalo Sabres a third consecutive defeat Sunday.