10:42 AM EDT, Mon April 21, 2014

Albany Devils to face St. John’s in first round of Calder Cup playoffs (full schedule included)

The Albany Devils wrapped up their regular season today with a 5-2 victory over Springfield to finish with a 40-23-5-8 record for 93 points. The 40 wins in the 76-game schedule are the most the Devils’ AHL team has had since the Albany River Rats won 46 games (46-26-6-2) in 80 games in 1998-99. With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton losing 2-0 to Utica tonight, Albany moved up to finish as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. That sets up a match-up with the fourth-seeded St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate) in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs. The Albany Devils and St....

Mike Emrick: Chico Resch is “a man of the people” and a good friend

Former Devils television play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule this week to reminisce about his time working with Glenn “Chico” Resch. Resch announced his retirement last week after 18 years as the Devils’ television color analyst. Emrick worked Resch for Resch’s first 15 years with the Devils before leaving following the 2010-11 to concentrate on his national television duties and they developed a strong bond over their time as broadcast partners – on and off the air. “I could probably outtalk Chico about...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 17, 2014
NHL Playoffs 2014: Should Devils fans root for Flyers or Rangers in first-round series?

NHL Playoffs 2014: Should Devils fans root for Flyers or Rangers in first-round series?

Tell us which team you'll be rooting for in the first-round matchup that starts on Thursday night.

Albany Devils clinch Calder Cup playoff berth

The Albany Devils clinched the franchise’s first Calder Cup playoff berth since 2009-10 with a 3-2 shootout win in Portland tonight. Reid Boucher and Dan Kelly scored the goals for the Devils in regulation. Stefan Matteau and Mike Sislo scored in the shootout, which Albany won 2-1. Goaltender Keith Kinkaid made 20 saves in regulation and overtime and allowed one goal on five shots in the shootout. This is just the second Calder Cup playoff berth for the Devils’ AHL team since 1999-2000 when its affiliate was the Albany River Rats. The team was located in Lowell, Mass. in 2009-10 when it...

My ballot for the 2013-14 NHL Awards

In the interest of transparency, the Professional Hockey Writers Association has encouraged its members to reveal their ballots for the 2013-14 NHL Awards. PHWA members vote on the Hart Trophy, Norris Trophy, Calder Trophy, Lady Byng Trophy and Selke Trophy. The NHL’s general managers vote on the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender) and the broadcasters vote on the Jack Adams Award (coach of the year). Ballots were due at 7 p.m. today. (Mine was submitted Tuesday night.) HART TROPHY (most valuable player) 1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh 2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim 3. Patrice Bergeron, Boston 4....

Devils coach Pete DeBoer to serve as assistant for Team Canada at World Championships

Devils coach Pete DeBoer was named today as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus next month. DeBoer, 45, will work with Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, who will serve as the head coach, and Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice, who will also serve an assistant. DeBoer just completed his third season as the Devils head coach. He was an associate coach under Craig MacTavish at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, where Canada finished fifth. DeBoer was also an assistant coach for Canada under Brent Sutter at the 2007 Canada-Russia Super...

NHL Draft Lottery tonight for non-playoff teams, but Devils locked into 30th pick

The NHL will hold its annual draft lottery tonight (8 p.m., NBCSN) to determine the picking order for this year’s first round for 13 of the 14 teams that did not qualify for the playoffs. The one team that didn’t make the playoffs that already has its first-round picking position set, of course, is the Devils. As part of the penalty for being ruled to have circumvented the salary cap with Ilya Kovalchuk’s rejected 17-year, $102 million contract in 2010, the Devils originally had to give up their first-round pick in one of the next four drafts. After not surrendering the pick in the...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 15, 2014
Martin Brodeur says he's 'leaning on coming back next year,' still would play for Devils 'if it's feasible'

Martin Brodeur says he's 'leaning on coming back next year,' still would play for Devils 'if it's feasible'

The legendary goaltender also talked about Cory Schneider and Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 15, 2014
5 things Devils did wrong in their latest season of failure

5 things Devils did wrong in their latest season of failure

Management didn't really address urgent need for a scorer and it could have given its best prospects more experience in a season the Devils missed the playoffs with a flawed roster.

Devils’ Salvador optimistic he won’t need surgery on ailing hip; Fayne suffered abdominal injury

At this point, Devils captain Bryce Salvador does not believe he’ll need surgery to repair torn labrum in his right hip, but he’ll have to wait to see how it reacts when he begins his off-season training next month to be certain. Salvador said the tear, which he estimated he might have had for 10 years, became inflamed and then led to issues with his groin, so the team had to shut him down for the final 10 games of the regular season. “By the end of the season, I wasn’t able to actually skate,” he said. “So, we had to let it calm down and that’s kind of what we’ve been...

Devils’  future bright on defense, but tough decisions to come on veterans; Shootout help wanted?

The Devils were able to get a good look at their future on defense this season with 22-year-old rookies Jon Merrill and Eric Gelinas each playing more than 50 NHL games and 21-year-old Adam Larsson, who missed a month and half due to a knee injury before being sent down, playing in 26. All three will now try to help the AHL team in Albany go on a nice playoff run, but, next season, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello expects them to have an even bigger impact on the NHL club. “I don’t think there’s a question of that,” he said today. “I think that this team will be always be...

Lamoriello to meet with Brodeur about his future; Signing Schneider to extension “top” priority

Like most everyone else at Prudential Center Sunday afternoon, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello got emotional in watching Martin Brodeur play what might have been his final game with the team and the support the future Hall of Famer received from the fans. Lamoriello has been with Brodeur since he selected him 20th overall in the 1990 draft and they have developed a close bond through three Stanley Cup championships and Brodeur’s 20 seasons with the team. “I don’t think you could be human if you weren’t emotional and the feeling. He’s a very special human being and he’s a...
New York Daily News Apr 14, 2014
Devils, Islanders will bring back DeBoer, Capuano next season

Devils, Islanders will bring back DeBoer, Capuano next season

While Alain Vigneault's job is secure with the playoff-bound Rangers, far more speculation surrounded the other two coaches in the Metropolitan area. As it turns out, both Peter DeBoer and Jack Capuano can rest easy too.

Devils Player News

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    Martin Brodeur

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    Cory Schneider

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    Ryane Clowe

    Devils' Ryane Clowe, confirming another concussion, worries about his long term health

  • Eric Gelinas

    Eric Gelinas

    Devils assign Eric Gelinas to Albany (AHL); hold season's final practice

  • Adam Henrique

    Adam Henrique

    Rangers know they can have a nice, short series

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