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DitD & Open Post - 1/27/21: Nico’s Fibula Edition

DitD & Open Post - 1/27/21: Nico’s Fibula Edition

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 26: Michael McLeod #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his first NHL goal at 11:59 of the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on January 26, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/27/21 Here are your links for today: Devils Links It just wasn’t meant to be on Tuesday night. The Devils’ comeback bid fell short as the team managed to get the game tied up but couldn’t get the lead. Flyers won, 5-3. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com]...
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Devils fall 5-3 to the Flyers as a result of costly turnovers and lapses in defensive focus.

Devils fall 5-3 to the Flyers as a result of costly turnovers and lapses in defensive focus.

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Devils, due to a mixture of poor refereeing, inconsistent play, and bad puck luck, saw themselves fall to the Flyers 5-3. It was fun while it lasted. The Devils, coming off a bounce-back performance against the Islanders, faced off against a Flyers team coming off of back-to-back losses to the Bruins which exposed flaws in their defensive structure. In the first few minutes, the Flyers performed like a team on a losing streak, as they allowed a penalty within the first minute of the game. The Devils were unable to score, but saw multiple...
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Gamethread #6: New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Gamethread #6: New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Left: A future star. Right: The latest in future failed Flyer goaltenders. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via This Tuesday evening is the first of eight games between the New Jersey Devils and the Second Rate Rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. The People Who Matter - Devils fans - can discuss this game as it happens in this post. Philadelphia is New Jersey’s second major rivalry. For some fans, they are the main rivals. For most, they are, well, the second ones. Since they have not and will likely not win any Cups for this year and many, many more, they are...
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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/26/21

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/26/21

Benjamin Baumgartner rewarded HC Davos for increasing his ice time as he put up a 3 assist performance against SCL Tigers last Friday. | Photo by RvS.Media/Monika Majer/ A busy week of action saw Dawson Mercer, Aarne Talvitie, Artem Shlaine, Alexander Holtz, and Benajamin Baumgartner put up strong performances. Case McCarthy also made his season debut for Boston University. The 16th week of the 2020-21 New Jersey Devils prospect update is here! There is a lot to highlight as Dawson Mercer made his impact felt in his first QMJHL action in months. Aarne Talvitie and Artem...
Jan 26, 2021
Game Preview #6: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers

Game Preview #6: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Coming off a shutout win against the Islanders, the Devils look to continue their good play as they take on the Flyers. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (3-1-1) versus the Philadelphia Flyers (3-2-1) The Time: 7:00 PM EST The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ Same Lines After switching up the lines prior to their game against the Islanders, Lindsey Rupp has decided that he likes what he say from that game and has chosen to keep them the same for today’s matchup. Per Amanda Stein #NJDevils have no changes from last night's game today at...
Jan 25, 2021
Examining Miles Wood’s Encouraging Start to the 2021 Devils Season

Examining Miles Wood’s Encouraging Start to the 2021 Devils Season

Miles Wood scoring against Our Hated Rivals. Everyone loves to see that. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Among the positives to the start of the New Jersey Devils season in 2021 is the play of Miles Wood. Wood has been actually good in the run of play in his first five games in addition to three goals scored. This post examines his encouraging start in this season so far. The 2021 season is still very young for the National Hockey League. The New Jersey Devils, not expected to make any particular noise, has done fairly well all things considered. They opened up with...
Jan 25, 2021
DitD & Open Post - 1/25/21: Welcome Back Edition

DitD & Open Post - 1/25/21: Welcome Back Edition

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 24: Scott Wedgewood #41 of the New Jersey Devils prepares to play against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on January 24, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/25/21 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Scott Wedgewood backstopped the Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Islanders on Sunday, his first NHL win since 2018. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com] [NorthJersey.com] Pretty, pretty good: Only one defenseman in NHL history has begun his career with a...
Jan 24, 2021
The Revenge of Scott Wedgewood: a 2-0 Shutout Win for the Devils

The Revenge of Scott Wedgewood: a 2-0 Shutout Win for the Devils

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports After a surprise start that led to a bad loss to the Islanders on Thursday, Wedgewood backed the Devils to blank the Islanders in a solid 2-0 win. We come into tonight’s game with some good news and some bad news. The bad news, Mackenzie Blackwood is still in ‘Rona protocol and Aaron Dell is still waiting for waiting for his visa, so we are going to be rolling Scott Wedgewood in net. Last game was a good ‘welcome back to the NHL!” moment for him and he’ll be a bit more ready to go tonight, especially given he had little to no...
Jan 24, 2021
Gamethread #5: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders

Gamethread #5: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders

Dobson! Zajac! Again! Tonight! | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Sunday night is a night for New Jersey Devils hockey. They return to the Prudential Center to host their previous opponent, the New York Islanders. This post is a place for Devils fans to discuss the game as it happens. After Thursday’s night game on Long Island, the runback will take place in Newark. This begins a five-game-in-eight-game stretch for the Devils. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the New York Islanders (SBN Blog: Lighthouse Hockey) The Time: 7:00 PM ET The Broadcasts: TV - MSG+, MSG+ 2;...
Jan 24, 2021
Game Preview #5: New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders

Game Preview #5: New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders

I miss seeing Andy on the penalty kill. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ After a poor performance on Thursday, the Devils are playing the Islanders again. Hopefully, they can manage more than one goal. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (2-1-1) versus the New York Islanders (3-1-0) The Time: 7:00 PM The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ Time for a Shakeup? At yesterday’s practice, Lindy Ruff made some adjustments to the forward lines. The only line that remained unchanged was the top line of Yegor Sharangovich, Jack Hughes, and Kyle Palmieri. Ruff had tried to make some changes to that...
Jan 24, 2021
Weekly East Division Snapshot: 1/24 - 1/30

Weekly East Division Snapshot: 1/24 - 1/30

Tom Wilson, Capitals scoring leader? As of now: Yes. Yes, he is. | Photo by Patrick Smith/ In the second weekly East Divison snapshot of the 2020-21 NHL season, the Washington Capitals take first, both Pittsburgh and Buffalo win their first games, and only the New York Rangers went winless. Check out the week that was and the week that will be for each team in the East. The first full week of the 2021 NHL season saw everyone in the East Division picking up some points. Seven out of eight won a game, including the two winless teams from last week’s snapshot. There is...
Jan 23, 2021
The Devils Have Had Quality Fourth Line Play So Far This Season

The Devils Have Had Quality Fourth Line Play So Far This Season

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Nathan Bastian, Michael McLeod, and Janne Kuokkanen. The Devils fourth line so far this year has been one of the bigger pleasant surprises. In the 2016 NHL Draft, the New Jersey Devils selected 12th overall. In the first round, they took Mississauga center Michael McLeod. In the second round, 41st overall, they decided to take his teammate and linemate, right winger Nathan Bastian. They had done a number for the Steelheads that year, McLeod posting 61 points in 57 games and Bastian had 59 points in 64 games. Two picks after Bastian...
Jan 22, 2021
The Penalty Kill is Killing the Devils Right Now

The Penalty Kill is Killing the Devils Right Now

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Devils have been disastrous on the penalty kill this season. What is causing these struggles and how can they fix it? Through four games, the Devils have surprised people by looking relatively competent and competitive on their way to a 2-1-1 record to open the season. They took three of four points from last year’s President’s-Trophy-winning Bruins before splitting a pair of games between the Rangers and Islanders this week. At even strength in particular, the Devils have been holding their own, only allowing one 5v5 goal against in...
Jan 22, 2021
Binghamton Devils 2020-’21 Schedule Released

Binghamton Devils 2020-’21 Schedule Released

Photo Credit: JustSports Photography / Binghamton Devils 34 games on the docket as the ‘home opener’ is set for February 5th against the Bears, however not in Binghamton but Newark, NJ The American Hockey League has released the season’s 2020-’21 schedule was announced on Friday as the Binghamton Devils will enter their fourth season as an affiliate with the New Jersey Devils. The abbreviated season will feature 34 games, as all home contests will take place away from the comforts of The Arena, yet 167 miles away at the RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House in Newark,...
Jan 22, 2021
DitD & Open Post - 1/22/21: On the List Edition

DitD & Open Post - 1/22/21: On the List Edition

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 21: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders attempts to get around Scott Wedgewood #41 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Nassau Coliseum on January 21, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 4-1. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/22/21 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Shortly before Thursday night’s game we learned that Mackenzie Blackwood was added to the COVID list: #NJDevils Mackenzie Blackwood will not play tonight against the Islanders...