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Video- Cory Schneider With The Save Of the Night

The Devils beat the Stars 5-2 last night.

Goal would have made it a one goal game with 3 1/2 minutes to play.

 

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Video- Taylor Hall Injured Last Night

Last night the Devils said they should know more about the condition of Hall sometime today.

 

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The New Jersey Devils Improved Their Stanley Cup Chances With Sami Vatanen Trade

from Stan Fischler of MSG Networks,

POOF!

Just like that, the New Jersey Devils have established themselves as serious playoff contenders.

And if there’s any doubt about that, well, forget about it. The trade General Manager Ray Shero pulled off, obtaining ace defenseman Sami Vatanen, 26, seals the deal.

As one scout told me when he heard about the move, “The Devils now have a top-10 defense in the league.”

Exaggeration? Perhaps, but New Jersey is a mere point behind first-place Columbus — Devils have a game in hand — because of its surprising defense corps, starring rookie power-play quarterback Will Butcher.

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Trade- Adam Henrique To The Ducks, Sami Vatanen To The Devils

 

added 10:04am, New Jersey release is below....

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Video- Micro Mueller Will Have Surgery For A Broken Clavicle

 

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The Chicago Blackhawks Blow A Three Goal Lead, Lose To The New Jersey Devils

from Brian Sandalow of the Chicgao Sun-Times,

The Blackhawks finally had a lively start. Their offense once again found ways to score, their power play converted twice and they built a three-goal lead in the first period against Devils backup goalie Keith Kinkaid.

Sounds like a victory, right? Not Sunday.

The Devils scored five consecutive goals bridging the first and second periods and beat the Hawks 7-5 at the United Center....

‘‘The variance from our first to second [period] was being exactly how you want to play to exactly how you can’t play,’’ Quenneville said. ‘‘Still [were] one behind them at the start of the third and had a terrible shift, and now you’re down by two and a gigantic hole again.’’

Like the rest of the Hawks, Kane was looking for answers. After 20 minutes, the Hawks looked to be in full control. After 40, they needed to rally. And after 60, they were looking at two points they fumbled.

‘‘I don’t know if we thought it was going to be easy the rest of the night or what, but that’s a tough lead to give up, being up 4-1,’’ Kane said. ‘‘Especially to get no points and give up seven goals against. Obviously a disappointing last couple of periods.’’

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Arizona Coyotes Acquire Goaltender Scott Wedgewood From The New Jersey Devils

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired goaltender Scott Wedgewood from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice in 2018 (originally Calgary's).

The 25-year-old Wedgewood is 1-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average (GAA) and a .973 save percentage (SV%) with the Binghamton Devils (AHL) this season. He owns a 51-36-9 record with a 2.35 GAA, a .908 SV% and eight shutouts in 110 career AHL appearances.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound native of Brampton, ON has registered a 2-1-1 record with a 1.25 GAA and a .957 SV% in four career NHL games with the Devils.

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Brian Boyle Cleared For Practice

via the New Jersey Devils,

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) has been cleared for full participation in practice. He will join the team for today’s practice at RWJBaranabas Health Hockey House.

There is currently no timetable for his return to game action.

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Do The 1-5-0 New York Rangers Need A Change?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

There is no indication that a change behind the bench or in the uniformed personnel is imminent, but everyone’s antenna should be up around the Garden because what we’ve seen from the Rangers is not even close to good enough.

“I can’t think about whether there could be changes. That’s not my job or focus,” Mats Zuccarello said after the Blueshirts fell to 1-5 with Saturday night’s 3-2 defeat to the Devils at the Garden. “For me as an individual and for us as a team, we have to go day by day and try to improve.

“When you lose five out of six any time, it’s tough, and it’s probably tougher when it comes at the start. We’re just not playing well enough.”

It is difficult to determine whether the Rangers, who dominated the young and fresh Devils for the first 25 minutes and the final 15, but yielded three goals while going AWOL for those other 20 minutes, need shock treatment — Darryl Sutter, anyone? — or simply a tune-up.

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Highlights of the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Devils can be watched below...

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A Sit Down With Ray Shero And Mike Babcock

from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic,

On Wednesday morning, ahead of Shero’s Devils taking on Babcock’s Maple Leafs, the two caught up in the stands at the Air Canada Centre, and allowed me to hang out for it.

They began their conversation asking other about each other’s families before the conversation shifted to hockey, specifically what it’s like to break into the NHL as a rookie head coach when you’re not a former player:

SHERO: I talked to (Devils head coach) John Hynes about that. I said to him, you want to earn the veterans’ respect but you don’t want to overdo it. I had told him the story about Mike Babcock and his first year in Anaheim as a rookie coach in the NHL and how he handled some of the veterans.

BABCOCK (smiling): They were mad right away. But you know what, I say to coaches all the time, when you first arrive in the NHL, the No. 1 thing has to be confidence. When you walk in the room, they got to know. Now, if you’ve played in the NHL for 15 years, you’ve got a better resume than us guys. No matter how much winning, even if you’re a serial winner, you haven’t been in the league. They don’t care. If you didn’t play in the NHL, you didn’t play hockey.

SHERO: After we talked about Tony Granato that year, you also called me about John Hynes. I remember saying, ‘The guy in Wilkes-Barre?’ And you said, ‘Yeah.’ And I said, ‘How do you know him?’ And you said, ‘I don’t. But everyone I speak with tells me he’s a guy I should get to know.’ 

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