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Pete DeBoer couldn't afford another late game collapse.
New Jersey was coming off one of their worst losses in recent memory on Monday, blowing a three goal lead in the third period to lose 4-3 to the Florida Panthers. The Devils have made a pattern of giving up leads late in games, including at least five games this month.
That same pattern continued again last night, as New Jersey lost a 1-0 lead 6:01 into the third period against Columbus. The Devils were out shot 17-3 in the final twenty minutes, and the Blue Jackets forced the game into overtime after trailing most of the game.
However, New Jersey was able to savor a victory in sudden death behind great goaltending by Martin Brodeur, who made 35 saves and stopped all the shots he faced in the shootout. The Devils are now 5-1 in shootouts and were able to go into Thanksgiving with a victory.
"I think the third period is a result of some fatigue and us running out of some gas. I don't chalk this third peri...
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Victory outshines flaws. Last night, the Devils’ shootout fireworks provided a spectacular smokescreen for what is becoming a chronic meltdown. New Jersey’s 1-2-3 punch came through again in the shootout, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, and perfect Martin Brodeur, for a 2-1 victory over league-worst Columbus last night in Newark...
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Matchup- Devils (11-8-1 - 23 points) @ Islanders (5-10-4 - 14 points)
TV - MSG Plus (HD), MSG Plus 2,
Puck drop - 3:00 PM ET
Last 5: Devils 3-2-0 / Islanders 1-3-1
Last 10: Devils 7-3-0 / Islanders 2-6-2
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Rick DiPietro (NYI)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
New York Islanders - 2.00 / 3.37
New Jersey - 2.45 / 2.70...
Martin Brodeur stopped 35 shots and made two more saves in the shootout to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over Columbus on Wednesday night, snapping the Blue Jackets' first winning streak of the season.
Travis Zajac could be back at practice by mid-December, according to Devils President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello, who updated Zajac's status this morning.
"He has been released by the doctors, he is in town, he skated yesterday morning here, a...
Johan Hedberg made 23 saves and stopped a penalty shot, and the standout performance lifted the Devils to a 1-0 victory over the Islanders in the opener of a home-and-home set.
GM Lou Lamoriello will address media
Martin Brodeur stopped 35 shots and turned aside two more in the shootout, helping the Devils edge the Blue Jackets, 2-1, at Prudential Center.
Friday afternoon’s matinee would prove to be a bit deflating as the Islanders came away with their sixth shutout loss of the season, falling 1-0 to the New Jersey Devils at Nassau...
Dainius Zubrus touched by 1,000th game ceremony
Petr Sykora scored and Johan Hedberg made 23 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and the 19th of his NHL career to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders on Friday.
Zach Parise knows the Devils have to play better with the lead.
They've jumped out to 3-0 cushions in each of their last two games only to watch them evaporate. Saturday in Tampa Bay, the Lightning closed to within a goal, 3-2, before the Devi...
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils
RECORDS - CBJ: 5-13-2 (Road: 1-7-1), NJD: 10-8-1 (Home: 4-3-1)
WHEN: Nov. 23, 2011 - 7 p.m. | WHERE...
Stellar goaltending and a willingness to block shots powered the New Jersey Devils to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders Friday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders, who h...