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Devils dominate Sabres, Brodeur ties Sawchuk

By at 7 December, 2009, 10:47 pm

A surprisingly one-sided beatdown of the Sabres in Buffalo became a lot more memorable when the final horn sounded and Martin Brodeur did a fist-pump before receiving congratulations from his teammates for stopping all twenty-two Sabre shots – and in so doing, recording his 103rd career shutout, tying Terry Sawchuk‘s all-time record.  As Doc Emrick would say in another of his […]

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Devils dominate Sabres, Brodeur ties Sawchuk

By at 7 December, 2009, 10:47 pm

A surprisingly one-sided beatdown of the Sabres in Buffalo became a lot more memorable when the final horn sounded and Martin Brodeur did a fist-pump before receiving congratulations from his teammates for stopping all twenty-two Sabre shots – and in so doing, recording his 103rd career shutout, tying Terry Sawchuk‘s all-time record.  As Doc Emrick would say in another of his […]

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Amazing Andy, Devils rookies help pull another rabbit out of the hat

By at 5 December, 2009, 10:10 am

So, after two dreadful periods and giving up the tying goal late in the third last night, the Devils still found a way to pull the rug out from under the Lightning with 39 seconds left, as Jamie Langenbrunner’s deflection from an Andy Greene point shot gave the Devils a 3-2 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  […]

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Random Devil thoughts of the night

By at 4 December, 2009, 7:50 pm

If Jacques Lemaire making the team practice on the only off day during a three-game in four day stretch didn’t provide the message that the team sucked the other night, maybe normally mild-mannered Doc Emrick and Chico Resch taking shots at the way the team’s played through two periods would be enough of an eye-opener to […]

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Devils’ injury curse extends to internet, fans

By at 4 December, 2009, 5:36 pm

Okay, it’s bad enough the Devils’ scratch list has become a running joke for yours truly – I mean it was so bad last Saturday they actually had to use two screens to go through the nine scratches for that afternoon’s game against the Islanders.  Worse still that this blog and my favorite Devils site […]

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Devils turn squeaker into a 6-1 rout

By at 28 November, 2009, 6:08 pm

For over fifty minutes at the Prudential Center, this Devils-Islanders game looked like so many others (including the teams’ first matchup of the year) – tight, tense and spunky as the Devils led only 2-1 despite dominating pretty much from the middle of the first period on.  Not one, but several hit posts and crossbars further […]

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Devils win shootout in Boston, lose Clarkson to injury

By at 28 November, 2009, 7:37 am

It seems as if after almost every Devils game these days I’m lamenting how the Devils lose a key player while winning and yesterday afternoon was no different.  This time, it would be David Clarkson who left the game early in the first period after taking a Zdeno Chara slapshot on the ankle where no padding could cushion the […]

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Devils edge out Senators in Thanksgiving Eve thriller

By at 26 November, 2009, 12:32 pm

For both teams last night’s game just before the holiday was important – while Ottawa would have remained in first with a win, the Devils just wanted to get off the schneid after going 0-2-1 on their recent road trip.  Though it wasn’t pretty at times, the Devils’ 3-1 win was just what the doctor ordered, […]

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Picture of the day: Devils scratches

By at 25 November, 2009, 10:37 pm

Maybe I have a morbid sense of humor to find the scratch list funny…but I’ve just never seen it go eight deep before.  I have to admit thinking if one more guy gets banged up, how are they going to fit nine names?  Actually only about five or six of the scratches are injury-related.  Maybe […]

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Devils’ comeback falls short this time in Dallas

By at 22 November, 2009, 8:04 am

These days it’s harder to measure victories and losses by points as opposed to whether anyone else gets hurt by night’s end, though granted some of that is because the team is still near the division lead.  Fortunately reinforcements are (supposedly) on the way, as Rob Niedermayer and Jay Pandolfo may – may! – come […]

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