Found December 10, 2011 on
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Why, when the Devils lose, do they do it regulation? Yet when they win, they usually have to accomplish it in OT or a shootout. Mark my words…all of those 3 point games are going to come back and haunt this team at the end of the season.
But there are other problems to address right now. Like today’s loss to the Canadiens. Is it me or have the Devils reverted back to their old school ways of taking the 2nd period off? It sure looked like that today. The 1st period, I thought the Devs played really well. At least they seemed to dominate the play. True, they failed to capitalize on any scoring chances and took boneheaded offensive zone penalties, but I felt like they controlled the puck for most of the 1st period. And then they decided to call it a day…until nick Palmieri scored in the 3rd. (Let me just point out that when your only goal scorer of the game is Palmieri, you know you’re in trouble). Palmieri’s goal seemed to light a small fire under their butts, but of course...
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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac is on pace to make his season debut as early as this weekend.
Zajac has been sidelined since August after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon. The 26-year-old has targeted Friday's game against the Dallas Stars as a potential start to his season.
"That will be the earliest," Zajac told the Bergen Record. ...
Neither the New Jersey Devils nor the Tampa Bay Lightning excel on the power play, but two goals with the man advantage proved to be the difference the last time these teams met.
Both teams are trying to shake off recent rough stretches heading into their rematch Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Tampa Bay (12-15-2) ranks 24th on the power play at 14.7 percent and New Jersey...
Yesterday in CBC's afternoon game the New Jersey Devils fell to the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in New Jersey. Here are some notes on that game, as well as some other notes on the Devils and teams around the league.
- Travis Zajac has been practicing with the Devils for the last little while and he will travel with the team on this upcoming two-game road trip. Zajac will not play...
Devils (14-12-1) are going for their third straight victory this afternoon.
Brodeur gets the call Saturday. (Getty/NHL Images)
Martin Brodeur will be back between the pipes Saturday, when the Devils host Montreal for a 1 p.m. matinee at P...
Last year’s blunder is this season’s bright idea. Ilya Kovalchuk says a little communication makes all the difference. Moving lifetime left wing Kovalchuk away from the position where he earned his $100 million contract was a decision that will be forever cited among those that cost John MacLean...
A new weekly feature here at Running With The Devils is going to be our “Stock Up / Stock Down “ report. These reports will happen every Friday afternoon where we look back at the games from the previous Friday Night through Thursday Night (in this case Dec 2nd – December 8th) and pick a few guys whose stock is up or down. Some weeks it might be all up or and some weeks it...
Last night's gut-wrenching loss to the New Jersey Devils in overtime at Scotiabank might have briefly sucked the life out of the entire fan base, but the Ottawa Senators weren't the only team to be embarrassed in a late-game collapse on Thursday.
Thanks to quality friends over in Columbus and Montreal, Ottawa was able to share the always-dreaded honor of snatching defeat...
Devils rallied from a 3-0 deficit against Ottawa.
Treading water doesn’t lead anywhere, and it would be a stretch to credit the Devils with even that. The season is one-third over and they can’t wait for Travis Zajac to join their lineup, perhaps late this week.
The Devils have lost five of their last seven, both...
Devils return to practice this morning following a 5-4 victory over Ottawa in a shootout.
Anton Volchenkov still sidelined with hand injury
Matchup- Canadiens (11-11-7 29 points) @ Devils (14-12-1 - 29 points)
TV - CBC, RDS (HD), MSG Plus, NHLN-US
Puck drop - 1:00 PM ET
Last 10: Canadiens 3-3-4 / New Jersey 5-5-0
Projected starting goalies - Carey Price (MTL) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Montreal - 2.45 / 2.45
New Jersey - 2.37 / 2.85
Carey Price denied Zach Parise on a penalty shot in the final minute to secure the Canadiens' 2-1 win over the Devils.
Devils' Nick Palmieri scores first goal since Nov. 15 after being recalled last week