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Devils Can Learn From 2013-14 Lightning

Devils Can Learn From 2013-14 Lightning

April 23rd, 2018 After a hard-fought five-game series, the Tampa Bay Lightning closed out their first-round playoff matchup against the New Jersey Devils with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Much like every game in this series, this victory was far from assured for Lightning, with the Devils keeping it close and posing a...
Devils End of Season Prospect Update - Part 2

Devils End of Season Prospect Update - Part 2

April 22nd, 2018 With the playoffs underway across hockey there are a few prospects from the New Jersey Devils still alive in pursuit of a championship, but with their AHL affiliate, Binghamton Devils just completing their season most of the future Devils will be now entering their offseason programs.  For the...

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April 16th, 2018
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After going 3-0 against the Lightning in the regular season, the Devils find themselves in a 2-0 hole and facing a must-win game when they host the Lightning at the Prudential Center tonight. They've shown signs of life in their first two games, but haven't been able to put a consistent 60 minutes together. With the Devils now on home ice, here are a few things they'll need to get back in the series.  Can Schneider Give Devils a Lift in Net? Entering the postseason, the Devils had plenty of certainty about who would be their starting goaltender. Keith Kinkaid was 9-1-1 with a .930 save percentage (SV%) in his last 12 games played of the regular season, so there was no doubt he'd begin the series. Unfortunately for him, things haven't gone as smoothly as they did at the end of the season. Although it’s far from being solely Kinkaid’s fault, he has just a .804 SV% in two games played, including giving up five goals on 15 shots in Game 2 before being replaced by Cory Schneider in...
April 16th, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

The first two games of the Stanly Cup Playoffs have gone about as well for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they could have hoped, with the team leaving their home ice in Tampa with a 2-0 lead in the series, creating a difficult hill for the New Jersey Devils to overcome. https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/985333158773186561 No, the Lightning haven't been perfect in their first games of the playoffs, but they should feel some pride in knowing they've beaten a hot New Jersey team twice after losing to them three times in the regular season. The one thing they can not do is relax, however, because the Devils are far from done in this series. Lightning Have Been Their Own Worst Enemies So far, the biggest complaint throughout the playoffs for the Lightning has been their tendency to beat themselves with stupid mistakes. In Game 1, it was an errant pass by Ondrej Palat that set up Taylor Hall in front of the net, giving the Devils an easy goal and a second life in the game. In Game 2,...
April 11th, 2018
New Jersey Devils

Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils had a fair amount of success against their first-round playoff opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning. They went 3-0 against them, even though all of the games were decided in close fashion. As the postseason is set to begin, here are some key factors that will help them continue their success against the Lightning. Can Devils Score Enough to Keep Up? The Devils shouldn’t be looking to get into a shootout, but they’ll need to score some goals against the best offense in the league. Their offense is pretty good in their own right, averaging 2.52 goals for per 60 minutes (GF/60) at five-on-five, which is eleventh best in the league. The Lightning’s scoring, though, was unrivaled in the 2017-18 NHL season. They averaged 3.08 GF/60, which is comfortably ahead of second place Toronto’s rate of 2.83.  A big reason for that production comes from a deep group of forwards that helped them finish first in the East. They finished the...
April 10th, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, there were consistently two teams in the Eastern Conference that they just could not figure out during the 2017-18 season. The first team was the Boston Bruins, who, despite a decisive victory in their final match-up, still flummoxed the Lightning at all turns this season. The other team was the New Jersey Devils, the Lightning's opponent in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. For whatever the reason, the Devils have just had the Lightning's number over the last 18 months. Since 2016, the Lightning are just 2-3-1 against the Devils, including three straight losses to them this season. It's not just that they are losing, however, it's how they been unable to find their game against New Jersey that should concern the Lightning. Lightning Struggling Against Devils' Play Recently, whenever the Lightning face-off against the Devils, fans often describe the games as boring to watch. This is caused by New Jersey playing a heavy game against the...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October, 2014. His name is Damon Severson. He may not be Tom Seaver's son but the New Jersey Devils' rookie blue liner has been nothing short of terrific thus far. Wearing number 28, Severson is evoking memories of another defenceman to don those digits.... September 12th, 2017

Martin Brodeur: Keeper Of New Jersey

This article was originally written in February, 2016. When one thinks of ways to describe Martin Brodeur, many words come to mind. Stanley Cup champion. Gold medal winner. Vezina Trophy winner. Workhorse. Consistent. Clutch. Class. You don't have to take my word for it, you could ask some of... August 22nd, 2017