Posted October 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
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The New Jersey Devils are enduring the worst start in franchise history. The New York Rangers are dealing with a different type of loss. The Devils get an eighth attempt at their first win of 2013-14 on Saturday night as they try to take advantage of a visiting Rangers team playing without captain Ryan Callahan. New Jersey (0-4-3) has started a season with seven straight losses for the first time. The franchise hasn't dealt with a longer winless stretch to begin a season since a nine-game stretch that included one tie as the expansion Kansas City Scouts in 1974-75. The Devils' current struggles include three straight defeats in regulation while being outscored 11-4, including Thursday's 5-2 loss at Ottawa. New Jersey outshot the Senators 42-23, but coach Peter DeBoer's team sounds like one on the verge of hitting the panic button. "It doesn't get any more urgent than where we're sitting right now," DeBoer told the team's official website. &...
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