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Following an emotional home victory last night, the New Jersey Devils will try to push their winning streak to a season-high four straight games this evening against the Montreal Canadiens.
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On a night the New Jersey Devils retired the No. 27 of former captain Scott Niedermayer, their current captain sent the fans home happy.
Zach Parise scored a goal and set up three others, including a short-handed tally by Adam Henrique that ignited a game-turning, three-goal second period, and the Devils beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night before a sellout crowd of 17,625...
When Travis Zajac tore his Achilles tendon while working out in Winnipeg in August, the Devils' most pressing player personnel issue instantly became how to fill the hole remaining at center.
Four months later, with the 26-year-old finally back in the Devils' lineup, the middle of the ice looks like a strength that could propel New Jersey for the rest of the season.
That’s the story. Disfunction. Why do I say that? Well, let’s analyze the firing of Jacques Martin closely:
The Canadiens experienced early success with Martin, making the Eastern Conference Finals. They came one goal from beating the eventual Stanley Cup Champions last year. Through all of that, Kirk Muller was Martin’s lieutenant, and the heir apparent for the job.
Here is a fun little moment today from Devils color guy Chico Resch. This came from the early days of the New Jersey Devils (and believe me they were not that good). Occasionally they would actually win games even as evidenced by this moment below from 28 years ago today. Now here is that gem with a little video first.
December 17, 1983
The Montreal Canadiens have become the sixth team in the league to fire their coach this season. Jacques Martin has been fired after about two and a half seasons on the job. He is replaced by assistant coach Randy Cunneyworth.
This is the latest move from a Montreal team in panic mode. This is a team that already fired assistant coach Perry Pearn just before a game in late...
Morning puck addicts!
Lots going on in the hockey world this morning. The Habs are at home to take on the New Jersey Devils. Montreal beat the Devils 2-1 last Saturday the Martin Brodeur and co. will surely like to return the favour tonight.
The Habs need to hunker down and pick up the two points because they depart on an unfriendly six-game road trip after tonight's match...
Enough was Enough
It finally happened.
The announcement fans have been longing to hear, found its way across the airwaves only moments ago - The Montreal Canadiens have fired Jacques Martin.
Randy Cunneyworth will step in to hold the fort in the meantime, but you can count on an intense coaching search taking place over the next few months.
It's tough on Jacques...
It's hard to figure out these Montreal Canadiens.
Just when you think they are about to get blown out by the opposition they play one of their better games of the season.
And that's what happened last night against the conference Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly had won six in a row prior to taking on the Habs. Make that seven in a row this morning.
The game was extremely...
Zach Parise made sure the night the New Jersey Devils honored
former captain Scott Niedermayer ended on a winning note by scoring
a goal and setting up three others in a 6-3 victory over the Dallas
Patrik Elias scored twice, including his team-record 348th goal, and the New Jersey Devils spoiled Randy Cunneyworth's NHL coaching debut with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Jacques Martin has been fired as coach of the last-place Montreal Canadiens.
NEWARK, N.J. - Zach Parise had a goal and three assists on the night the Devils retired former captain Scott Niedermayer's...
When Scott Niedermayer was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with their first-round pick and third overall in 1991, the Edmonton, Alberta native had no clue about the Garden State.
Zach Parise made sure the night the New Jersey Devils honored former captain Scott Niedermayer ended on a winning note by scoring a goal and setting up three others in a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday.
Patrik Elias scores twice, including his team-record 348th goal, for New Jersey. Cunneyworth took over as Montreal interim coach after Jacques Martin was fired earlier in the day.MONTREAL — Patrik Elias scored twice, including his team-record 348th goal, and the New Jersey Devils spoiled Randy Cunneyworth's NHL coaching debut with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.