Merzlikins Leads Blue Jackets' Rout of Devils

Merzlikins Leads Blue Jackets' Rout of Devils

January 18th, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Elvis Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Cam Atkinson had two goals and an assist, helping the Blue Jackets improve...
NHL Rumors: Trade Delays, Oilers, Devils, Blackhawks, More

NHL Rumors: Trade Delays, Oilers, Devils, Blackhawks, More

January 18th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, despite talk of NHL teams wanting to take action, one GM believes it will be some time before any real action takes place. There is news that one Chicago Blackhawks' forward will be back sooner than expected and in New Jersey, there is already a short-list of GM...

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January 16th, 2020
Devils History

It was hard to believe, but the New Jersey Devils earned a three-game winning streak for the first time in 2019-20 after defeating the New York Islanders, 2-1, on Jan. 2. The victory over the Islanders also marked consecutive Devils wins against current playoff contenders for the Eastern Conference. Back-to-back wins alone have even been a rare occurrence for this year’s Devils team. With the season-high, The Hockey Writers reflects on the Devils’ longest winning streak in team history. What Are the Devils’ Top Streaks? For starters, since the NHL used tie games until the 2005-06 season, “unbeaten streaks” is a category that can’t go overlooked. New Jersey owns an unbeaten streak of 13 games on four occasions and most recently the feat was accomplished in 2003-04. The season after winning its third Stanley Cup championship, Jersey’s team posted a 10-0-3 record from Oct. 28 to Nov. 26, 2003. Patrik Elias has quietly added to his career totals setting...
January 16th, 2020
New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes already had a full plate coming into this season. First overall pick, tons of hype, potential face of the New Jersey Devils for the next decade or more. Things, however, haven't quite gone according to plan. The 18-year-old went six games without a point to open his rookie campaign and has struggled to find the scoresheet ever since for a team that's been stuck in neutral most of 2019-20. A Roller Coaster Stretch With the franchise flailing near the bottom of the overall standings, New Jersey fired head coach John Hynes in early December, traded its best player in Taylor Hall just 13 days later, and then axed general manager Ray Shero on Sunday night. That's quite a six-week stretch for any professional athlete, let alone one trying to handle the weight of expectation from both the outside and within. New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports) "It is what it is," Hughes...
January 15th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Auston Matthews, with his first hat trick since bagging four in his NHL debut in October 2016, led an injury-hit Toronto as the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Tuesday. John Tavares scored as part of a three-point night and Rasmus Sandin had two assists in his first game since getting called up from the minors to help reinforce the Maple Leafs' depleted defensive corps. William Nylander and Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist each, and Frederik Gauthier provided the rest of the offence for Toronto (25-16-6), which entered winless over its last three following Sunday's ugly 8-4 road loss to the Florida Panthers. Mitch Marner chipped in with two assists. Frederik Andersen made 24 saves for the Leafs after getting pulled in two of his team's last three outings. Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Blake Coleman, with his first-career hat trick,...
January 14th, 2020
New Jersey Devils

Like snowflakes no two, number one overall picks are alike. A perfect example is New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier who was the first overall pick at the 2017 NHL Draft. Not every number one pick is going to be like Connor McDavid or Sidney Crosby and come into the NHL and dominate from day one. That’s just reality. But that’s okay. Hischier is a damn fine player and will be one for a very, very long time in this league. The recently turned 21-year-old has already played 191 games in his NHL career and has amassed 127 points (49g-78a); of his six game-winning goals three have come in overtime. Pretty much since day one in New Jersey Hischier has been the team’s number one center. Now in his third season, he’s having an impact in the face-off circle, playing in all situations, and since Taylor Hall was traded away he has now been named one of the team’s alternate captains for the remainder of the season. He Likes To Hockey Late game situations are where you can...

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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