On this weeks episode David, John and Dan talk about four games, Reid Boucher’s debut, Jay Pandolfo’s retirement and much more!
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If the sound of the Devils trailing 1-0 after the opposition’s first shot on goal and a 2-0 deficit in the second period sound familiar, then you’ve been following the Devils this season. If rallying from 2-0 down to take a late lead only to see it vanish in the game’s final minute, you probably watched Wednesday’s loss to Montreal. What made Saturday’s game at Madison Square Garden different was that the Devils emerged with two points and a 4-3 overtime win on an Eric Gelinas power-play blast, thankfully, sparing all Devils’ fans from having to endure watching them attempt to score in a shootout.0 Comments Read More
It was a disappointing loss for the Devils Friday evening to Detroit complete with blown calls, deflected pucks and few offensive chances for the Devils in a 3-1 defeat by the Red Wings. Johan Franzen netted the winning goal with 7:20 left in the contest finishing off a seeing-eye pass from Gustav Nyquist after Tomas Tatar created the play dragging Andy Greene behind the Devils goal.
Surprisingly, the Devils were outshot 21-11 in the loss, as usually it’s the Devils drastically outshooting their opponents in losses.
The contest was another evening when the puck didn’t bounce the Devils way when they needed it, a trend that is happening often and running the risk of becoming the norm. Nyquist’s pass snuck through the minute space between the heel of Adam Henrique’s stick and the toe of his skate to The Mule, who’s one-timer was ticketed to go wide of the goal, but bounced off a sprawling Cory Schneider, who lost his second-consecutive start.0 Comments Read More
Well, that just happened.
66 seconds away from their third win in four games, the Devils see their former star set up an unlikely equalizer, forcing overtime and another shootout loss for New Jersey, as Brian Gionta and the Habs stole a 4-3 victory in Newark Wednesday. The Devils are 0-5 in the shootout this season and have scored just one goal in their last 23 attempts, likely karmic payback for the years where they rode shootout success to Atlantic Division title.
While Lars Eller and David Desharnais snuck pucks by Cory Schneider in the shootout, it was Montreal’s captain, the man who still (and probably always will) holds the New Jersey franchise record for goals in a single season, 48, that delivered. Joining the play as an extra skater after the Habs pulled Peter Budaj, the former Devil leaned into a puck on its way out of the zone, blasting a slap shot toward Schneider and Desharnais, who was parked in front of the crease for a deft deflection and a tie game.0 Comments Read More
In one of the Devils’ better efforts on the season in terms of generating an attack against one of the NHL’s stronger teams, their two goals were not enough Monday in Montreal, falling 3-2 at the Bell Centre to a solid Montreal team led by goalie Carey Price, team Canada’s presumptive No. 1 for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. The Canadiens capitalized on their scoring chances, riding a third-period goal from Alexander Galchenyuk and the play of their defense to victory, ending New Jersey’s three-game winning streak.
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On this weeks David and John recap the week that was. They look at the goaltending controversy, Andy Greene’s Olympic chance, more Jagr love, the Devils Den and more.
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While the Twitter hashtag #goalsforcory is making its round among Devils fan on the Internet, the Devils were busy struggling to get Cory Schneider a goal Saturday evening at home against Buffalo. It took almost 65 minutes, but the Devils did nab that elusive goal, with Steve Bernier potting his second tally of the season in the waning moments of overtime, beating Jhonas Enroth with a wrist shot stick side from the top of the slot after cutting back toward the middle, securing the 1-0 win.
Schneider recorded probably one of the easiest shutouts of his career, stopping a all 15 shots the Devils allowed. With having played the night before in Carolina, Schneider was a surprise starter for Saturday’s contest as the pattern the Devils used during back-to-back games up until Saturday saw Martin Brodeur and Schneider split the starts. Devils coach Peter DeBoer told the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti that “Schneider didn’t a get on work [Friday]” and that he didn’t “feel fatigue was an issue” for Schneider. The Devils travel to Montreal on Monday, a game that Brodeur would have to be dead for him not to start.
Schneider made several solid saves on the evening to keep Buffalo off the scoreboard, but the Sabres squandered a few chances of their own, particularly on a second-period power play.
New Jersey had several great scoring chances on the evening but none better than an attempt from Travis Zajac in close on Enroth late in the third period. After taking a slap pass from Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr dished off a slick pass to Zajac in front of the crease only see Enroth make the save of the game with his glove, preserving the tie.
It wasn’t the team’s best played game of the season and it wasn’t the prettiest of games, but it is a win for the Devils, their second-consecutive victory after losing three straight.
-Ryan Carter left the game in the first period after a fight with Buffalo’s Marcus Foligno, sustaining lacerations from the scrap with the son of Devils’ assistant coach Mike Foligno.
-Andy Greene grabbed yet another assist, as he and Adam Henrique were credited with the helpers on Bernier’s winning goal. Greene has a five-game points streak with a goal and five helpers over that span.
-The goal for Bernier was just his second of the season and first in 20 games.
-Saturday’s win put the Devils in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division, one point behind the Rangers for third and one ahead of Philadelphia, who’s in fifth.
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The constructed controversy surrounding Devils’ goaltender Cory Schneider added another chapter on Friday as the Devils only scored five goals in their 5-2 victory over Carolina in Raleigh. New Jersey stormed past the Canes with four third period goals, erasing the massive hole Schneider created by allowing two goals to Carolina that were hardly his fault. Andrei Loktionov and Adam Henrique potted what turned out to be the decisive goals in the third period, with Loktionov’s first tally in 16 games knotting up the contest. Dainius Zubrus and Jaromir Jagr added the final two goals to further cement the Devils’ first win in four games and the second for Schneider in as many starts.
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Mistakes and frustrating play manifested itself in a disappointing 4-3 loss to Carolina on Wednesday evening, seeing the Devils lose their third straight game. Carolina opened the scoring on a seeing-eye wrist shot from Justin Faulk at 6:44 of the first period and didn’t look back. Every mistake New Jersey made seemed to end up behind Martin Brodeur and the Devils couldn’t cash in against a netminder who’s frustrated them in the past in Cam Ward. The late rally wasn’t enough to erase the errors from earlier in the contest.
Trailing 4-1 for most of the third period, Andy Greene and Jaromir Jagr pulled two goals back, with Jagr’s coming late in the game with Martin Brodeur on the bench as he tapped in a rebound from an Eric Gelinas wrist shot. The Devils had another couple chances with the net empty, but could not grab the elusive equalizer, essentially the story of the game.
While New Jersey found some life at the end, it was a game where they were again playing from behind all evening.
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On this weeks episode David and John recap the Devils west coast swing. They look at how the Albany Devils are doing and if any players will get a call up, why certain players are struggling and what to do when all of their defenders are healthy again.
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