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A bleh first period, worse broadcast

By at 21 November, 2009, 7:55 pm

Honestly I haven’t spent much time watching the Devils get destroyed by the Dallas power play in the first period, as I’ve been doing other things but seemingly every time I turn on the TV the Stars have tacked on another goal.  Oh, I did see Brian Rolston actually score on a breakaway (what a shock) in the […]

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Devils lose Zubrus, shootout in Music City

By at 20 November, 2009, 2:49 pm

Last night’s game in Nashville was about as even as you could get for sixty-five minutes as both teams put up the same number of goals (with each team having one player get both goals) and shots on a night where the Devils again came from behind twice to force a shootout.  This time however, the shootout wasn’t […]

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Shanny retires, more comings and goings

By at 19 November, 2009, 8:12 pm

Just in case you’ve been secluded for the last few days, Brendan Shanahan made his retirement official Tuesday.  I admit even though Shanny started and ended his career in New Jersey, I don’t really think of him as a Devil first.  Perhaps because I wasn’t a hockey fan during his first tenure when he was […]

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Flyers slam the door on streaking Devils

By at 16 November, 2009, 9:22 pm

During all the hulabaloo over the Devils’ eight straight wins and nine in a row on the road, few noticed that the Flyers have been almost as hot, winning five in a row themselves before a home loss to the Sabres two nights ago.  On a night where they inducted tough guy Dave Schultz into […]

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Devils survive early hiccups, pound Ovechkin-less Caps

By at 14 November, 2009, 9:27 pm

It seems as if every year the Devils have quite a few of these games where I assume the letdown is coming (and I get proven wrong, like two nights ago in Pittsburgh), after all it’s only human nature to slip up after a certain amount of success – especially in the long road that is the […]

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Devils overcome slow start in Pittsburgh to win seventh straight

By at 12 November, 2009, 10:04 pm

I have to admit I can’t really get into playing for first place this early in the season, especially with so many key players out for both the Devils and Penguins.  Certainly the Devils’ laundry list of injuries is well-known by now but admittedly I didn’t realize just how extensive the Pens’ own injury list […]

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Devils go into first with 3-1 win over Ducks

By at 12 November, 2009, 7:27 am

On a night where the Devils commemorated their ‘03 Cup winners, the present day version continued to show they aren’t half-bad either, beating the Ducks 3-1 for their 12th win in the team’s last 14 games despite a rash of injuries that makes looking at the scratch list on the jumbotron before every game almost […]

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Devils’ PP leads to comeback win in Ottawa

By at 8 November, 2009, 11:07 am

Through fifteen games this season, there’s a lot to like about the 2009-10 Devils so far.  A power play that’s improved from clueless to capable and even borderline potent, a defense that’s showing more potential every game and an offense that’s slowly becoming more than just the ZZPops line and Patrik Elias.  Not to mention the coaching of Jacques Lemaire and […]

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Devils hold off Isles 2-1 in Elias’s return

By at 7 November, 2009, 6:48 am

Even before tonight’s game with the Islanders, the Devils had a busy day tending to the revolving door that is their roster.  First, the Devils put Rob Niedermayer and Johnny Oduya on IR, meaning they’ll both miss at least the next couple of games – including what would have been a reunion between Rob and brother Scott, now […]

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Danis to start tomorrow, Nieds out and Elias still iffy this weekend

By at 5 November, 2009, 3:29 pm

Things just got a lot more interesting for tomorrow’s Devils-Islanders meeting at the Rock – the teams’ first of the season – for ex-Isle Yann Danis will get the nod against his former team.  At last it seems as if we won’t have Martin Brodeur on a 77-game workload this year for this will be […]

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