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The New Jersey Devils won their fifth straight contest on Thursday evening by defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Petr Sykora scored for New Jersey, who defeated Detroit on the road for the first time since 1996. Martin Brodeur collected his fourteenth thirty-win season, an NHL record. The Red Wings strong offense was no match for a solid Devils' defense tonight as New Jersey pulled off the victory.Both teams skated with high amounts of energy in the first twenty minutes. The Devils were strong on the forecheck, as were the Red Wings. Perhaps the best scoring chance of the evening for Detroit came about halfway through the opening period. Red Wings' forward Pavel Datsyuk danced around defenders and in front of Martin Brodeur. Datsyuk ripped a wrist shot that rang just off the inside of the pipe; everyone in the building, including Datsyuk, thought the puck had gone in the net. The play went under review during the next commercial break;...
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The New Jersey Devils' top executive took issue Friday with Newark Mayor Cory Booker's recent harsh criticism of him, particularly accusations that the National Hockey League team reneged on a promise to construct a community center as part of its deal to build the Prudential Center arena five years ago.
Booker ripped chairman and managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek on Wednesday...
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is blasting the owner of the New Jersey Devils after an arbitration ruling in a long-running dispute over the hockey team's lease at the Prudential Center arena.
Arbitrators ruled Tuesday that the city must pay the team $2.7 million per year in parking revenue under an agreement signed in 2005. That award plus additional money the city owes the team...
It’s playoff time and after a rare miss last season, the Devils are returning to the post-season. Since the lockout however, the Devils have only made it past the first round once and haven’t done so the entire time that Zach Parise has put on the Devils sweater. Can the Devils find a way to still be playing hockey once the first 8 playoff teams have been handed their tickets...
The New Jersey Devils are challenging Newark Mayor Cory Booker's recent criticism of the team.
Booker ripped team owner Jeff Vanderbeek on Wednesday for what the mayor said was reneging on promises, including a promise to build a community center on the Prudential Arena site.
But the Devils produced a letter signed by the Newark Housing Authority chief in 2007 that says the...
The New Jersey Devils close out the regular season against two very good hockey teams, both of which will be playing in the postseason. Tonight, the Devils make their final road trip of the regular season and visit a place that hasn’t been so kind to them in recent years. Detroit isn’t a team we play very often and this will be the only regular season matchup against them this...
Petr Sykora's goal with 8:40 left in the third period lifted the Devils to a 2-1 win over the Red Wings, giving New Jersey its first win in Detroit in 15 years.
Sykora gathered a feed from linemate Patrik Elias while all alone in front of the Detroit goal and fired a shot that eluded Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard for his 20th goal of the season. It's the 10th time Sykora...
New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson is expected to return for Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Clarkson had been nursing a lower body injury which forced him to miss Tuesday's tilt with the Atlantic Division rival New York Islanders.
The 28-year-old Clarkson has collected 30 goals, 15 assists and 138 penalty minutes this season.
New Jersey (46-28...
Last night the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Islanders in what was a pretty close game. Though the Devils won the game, they lost Jacob Josefson for the next 4-6 weeks with a fractured wrist. Here are some notes on the game and the injury.
- You have to feel bad for Jacob Josefson. As I said last night, he just can't catch a break (pun not intended). He's been playing...
Guess who is ready to play some serious hockey... That's right Johan Franzen is. Once the flowers start to bud in good ole Hockeytown the Mule comes out of hibernation, gets angry, then hungry. Franzen seems to be gearing up for his favorite part of the year and with two games remaining. Pick drops at 7:30 pm on FSD Click the jump for more
Tonight we face the Devils...
Last night the New Jersey Devils did something they have not been able to do in a very, very long time: beat the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. Here are some notes on last night's game.
- First off, congratulations to Pete DeBoer on coaching a team in New Jersey that not only reached the playoffs in his first year behind the bench, but hit the 100-point plateau. It's very...
Brendan Shanahan explains the head-butting suspension.
New Jersey is locked into the sixth spot for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, awaiting the winner of the Southeast Division.
The Ottawa Senators can finish seventh or eighth depending on their result Saturday against the Devils and may be content with the latter given how they match up with the other division champions.
The Senators (41-30-10) squandered an opportunity to...
Match-up - Devils (46-28-6 - 98 points) @ Red Wings (48-27-5 - 101 points)
Road/Home records - 23-15-2 -------------- 31-6-2
TV - MSG Plus (HD), FSN-D (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - N/A
Last 10: New Jersey 6-3-1 / Detroit 4-4-2
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jimmy Howard (DET)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Match-up - Senators (41-30-10 - 92 points) @ Devils (47-28-6 - 100 points)
Road/Home records - 21-13-6 -------------- 23-13-4
TV - MSG Plus (HD), CBC (HD)
Puck drop - 3:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-1
Last 10: Senators 5-5-0 / Devils 6-3-1
Projected starting goalies - Craig Anderson (OTT) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game...