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The New Jersey Devils Will Be Highlighted In Four-Part All Access Series

September 13, 2018 – The National Hockey League (NHL®), NHL Network™ and the New Jersey Devils®today announced the launch of a new four-part, all-access series titled Behind The Glass: New Jersey DevilsTraining Camp, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Making the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason, each 30-minute episode of Behind The Glass will offer fans an unprecedented look inside the NHL preseason through the lens of the Devils, who are coming into the 2018-19 NHL regular season following their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in six years.

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Martin Brodeur Returning To The New Jersey Devils As Exec. Vice President of Business Development

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today named Martin Brodeur as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Brodeur will report to Team President Hugh Weber. He will work across all departments to identify, capitalize and develop on business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the outlying community. 

"It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey," said Brodeur. "This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I've been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game. Working with Hugh and his team will be beneficial for all of us. Over 20 years in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to make connections that I can now use to help the Devils grow, not only in this area but beyond."

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Evening Line- Kyle Palmieri

“There are endless challenges facing our nation’s military service members and veterans. We hope to help ease some of these challenges by providing support through the Kyle Palmieri Foundation and through our partnerships with NMFA, SWAN, and Pets for Vets. Each of these organizations provide invaluable support and services, and the Foundation looks to help expand their incredible work. We’re proud to offer our help as a way to say thank you to the brave men and women who are serving and have served our country.” 

-Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils.  Read more about The Kyle Palmieri Foundation.

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Brian Boyle Feeling “Normal Again”

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

“Obviously I feel a hell of a lot better than I did last summer,” he said.

A year ago, his workouts were half-speed, half-enthusiasm. By August, he was struggling to get out of bed. Training-camp tests revealed chronic myeloid leukemia, a form of blood and bone cancer. Doctors treated it with medicine, rather than chemotherapy. He missed training camp and returned Nov. 1 to continue writing his inspirational story....

All the while, as he and his wife Lauren revealed in December, their 2-year-old son Declan was being treated for an arteriorvenous malformation in his jaw, a condition that causes pressure and pain and necessitated several surgeries. Doctors originally believed he had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer. It was a scary time for the Boyles.

Declan’s condition is under control. Boyle has had no remission. “Two weeks on medicine and I was fine again,” he said. “Been fine ever since.” Life feels normal again. He works out in Foxboro and returns home to spend time with Declan, 3, and Isabella, 1.

At 33, the 12-year veteran has one year left on his contract. Boyle has between 13 and 15 goals in each of the last five years. Tucking closer to 20 would ensure a comfortable deal.

“I’d like to play as long as I can,” he said.

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The Hart Trophy Goes To Taylor Hall

via NHL PR,

Left wing Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Hall received 72 first-place tallies among the 164 ballots cast and garnered 1,264 voting points to edge Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the top choice of 60 voters for 1,194 points. It marked the closest Hart Trophy race since 2012-13, when Alex Ovechkin (WSH) edged Sidney Crosby (PIT), 1,090-1,058. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar finished third in balloting with 551 points.

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Brian Boyle Wins The Bill Masterton Trophy

via NHL PR,

New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle is the 2017-18 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

Before Boyle set foot on the ice as a Devil, he faced his biggest test. At the start of training camp, the 33-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. He worked his way back into the lineup by Nov. 1 and notched 10 goals over his first 25 games, including a memorable goal on New Jersey’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 24. Boyle missed just three games after his season debut and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa. While handling his own illness, his family and his career, Boyle has approached every day with the same optimistic attitude and perseverance that has inspired and lifted the Devils’ locker room.

A $2,500 grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.

Other finalists for this year’s honor were Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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The Season Comes To An End For The New Jersey Devils

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Their playoff run ended after five games with a first-round defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who finished off a 4-1 series win with a 3-1 Game 5 victory on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

The Devils made a positive step to get to the playoffs in 2017-18, but the postseason showed there is still work to be done.

Few people outside the Devils' locker room pegged them as a playoff team in 2017-18, yet they rode a red-hot start past several obstacles throughout the season, then used a red-hot finish to snap a playoff drought that dated back to 2012.

Following a last-place finish in the Eastern Conference in 2016-17, earning a playoff spot this season was a big jump for the franchise, which the team needs to use as a step toward more serious contention.

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Videos- Tampa Bay Lightning Advance To Round Two

Tampa beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 to win the series 4-1.

Game highlights first, below the handshakes.

 

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Big Game By Nikita Kucherov Puts The Tampa Bay Lightning One Game Away From Advancing

from Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times,

Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Taking Care of Business shook the walls of the Lightning locker room not long after it dispatched the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.

The 3-1 win was sparked by Nikita Kucherov, who put his game into overdrive with two goals, an assist, a game-high seven shots and a big first-period hit that might have set the tone for the rest of the game.

"For sure," J.T. Miller said. "Any time you see one of your top offensive players and one of the best in the league offensively hit a guy like that, that's a big-time hit. That gives the group a spark. I think that was a big part of the first period.

"When he's involved, engaged physically like that, it sends a message to the team that everybody's got to be engaged. This is a big game, and from there on out, we played a really solid game."

Kucherov's hit on Sami Vatanen near the Devils' bench knocked the defenseman from the game with an upper-body injury and sparked retaliation and several minor scuffles.

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Watch the game highlights below and the Kucherov hit on Vatanen if you missed it last night.

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Video- Nikita Kucherov Hit On Sami Vatanen

via Sportsnet,

Sami Vatanen would head to the locker room after taking big hit from Nikita Kucherov.

To me, it looks like the recent Doughty hit.

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