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Game 79: Playoff Flame All But Extinguished

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Quietly, the Devils’ improbable climb into the playoffs was dealt a catastrophic, yet not fatal blow Monday evening in Newark, as New Jersey fell 1-0 to Calgary and goalie Karri Ramo. Monday’s loss was a game Devils’ fans have become … Continue reading

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Monstrous Win Over Wings, Little Gio Steals Victory

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The Devils received the biggest victory of the season on Tuesday, snagging a 4-3 win over Detroit and closing the Red Wings’ lead in the Wild Card race to just one point. The Devils potted goals in the first minute … Continue reading

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Devils Week Ahead, The Silly Season, Brodeur

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-The three games after the Olympic break went well for the Devils, despite Sunday’s loss to a strong San Jose squad. The power play clicked nicely against the Islanders on Saturday, wasting little time in converting chances, as the team … Continue reading

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Game 60: Devils Up and Over Columbus

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With three games slated for the next four days that will have tremendous bearing on the team’s postseason fate, the Devils assumed some control of that fleeting hope Thursday evening with a 5-2 win over divisional foe Columbus. The Devils … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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23 games remain in New Jersey’s schedule. 23 games remaining for the Devils to put together a run to secure a playoff spot. 23 games for the Devils to erase a consistently inconsistent stretch of play leading up to the … Continue reading

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Game 44: Flyers Foil Devils’ Rally

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Michael Ryder threw the Devils a desperately needed lifeline with 29 seconds remaining Tuesday evening. Trailing 2-1, shorthanded with Martin Brodeur on the bench, the Devils scraped together an equalizer thanks to the quietly productive Newfie after an expertly placed … Continue reading

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Game 42: Blackhawks Blitz Does In Devils

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The beginning of the third period of Friday’s 5-3 loss to Chicago bore a remarkable resemblance to the loss to Chicago on December 23. The Blackhawks exploded over a brief span to take complete control of a tied game, scoring … Continue reading

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Game 41: Devils Top Pens, Lose Elias

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The Devils continue to baffle. While the team has had its ups and downs this season, they typically get up for games against the league’s stronger squads, save for last Monday’s loss to Chicago. The win over Pittsburgh on New … Continue reading

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Game 36: Ducks Bedevil New Jersey, Brunner Leaves With Knee Injury

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Playing one of their most complete games against one of the NHL’s best teams, the Devils took a point from Friday’s contest against Anaheim, but missed out on the victory as Montvale native Kyle Palmieri scored the overtime winner to … Continue reading

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Game 35: Returns, Records and Rookies

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It didn’t take long for Stephen Gionta to make an indelible mark upon his return from an 11-game absence, opening the scoring just 2:02 into the contest on a shorthanded marker past Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner. Pucks going past Lehner … Continue reading

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