Monthly Archives: January 2023

Devils’ first half a smashing success

In a first half of the season where basically everything that you could have hoped went right for the Devils did, and then some…their come from behind win in Dallas last night to head into a nine-day break was a … Continue reading

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Back-to-back dramatic OT wins keep Devils rolling at home

I was really tempted to do an instant recap for once after Tuesday’s wild rally against the Golden Knights, but given that the ESPN+ mandated start time of 7:30 ensured I got home closer to 11 on a weeknight, I … Continue reading

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Rangers cost themselves due to sitting back in frustrating overtime loss to Maple Leafs, Gallant hardly plays fourth line, Cuylle debuts, top guns no show

The frustration level is high. If you’re a passionate fan of this team, it should be following a tightly contested game played against one of the league’s best up in Toronto. Simply put, the Rangers didn’t closeout the Maple Leafs. … Continue reading

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Rangers take advantage of chances in uneven win over identity less Panthers, new lines work despite Gallant’s unhappiness

Sometimes, you can win a game and it’s not totally satisfactory. Even if it’s a game like last night where the final score wasn’t really an indication of how it was played. The Rangers will take it. They defeated the … Continue reading

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Canucks fans say goodbye to classy coach Bruce Boudreau, who gets send-off by players, Hughes hits 30 goals in Devils win, Gallant’s latest shuffling splits up Panarin and Trocheck

On Saturday night at Rogers Place in Vancouver, Canucks fans said goodbye to lovable coach Bruce Boudreau. In what amounted to the final game behind the Vancouver bench for the NHL lifer, the Canucks fell short in a 4-2 home … Continue reading

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Vancouver fans show their love for embattled coach Bruce Boudreau, Cogliano pays former coach a compliment, hockey world supports popular coach

Sometimes, there are stories that involve sports that make you feel bad. I’m not referencing anything dire here. That’s a good thing. However, as Hasan noted in a well written hockey column on the Devils successful road trip, he also … Continue reading

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Devils again do the nearly impossible on the road, with some potpourri thoughts

If you were just going by the quality of play in the last two games on this road trip, the Devils didn’t end the trip quite as convincingly as they started it with a flat early performance against the lowly … Continue reading

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Rangers’ top guns silenced by league best Bruins, who turn MSG into a morgue, Gallant short changes bench in blah loss

It would be easy to conclude that the Bruins are a better team than the Rangers. Through 45 games or so, the records of each Original Six team confirm that. The B’s played a back-to-back after taking care of the … Continue reading

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Improvement of young Blueshirts a key to second half, Lafreniere struggles continue, Kreider back to face league best Bruins

A few hours leading up to what amounts to a big game at 33rd and 7th when the Rangers host the league-leading Bruins in a battle of Original Six with plenty of history, let’s look into a few young Blueshirts … Continue reading

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Road warrior Devils are back on the beam with four straight wins

After last Saturday’s dramatic comeback win over the Rangers, I hoped that it could be a spark towards ending a month-long malaise. So far, so good on that end as the Devils have won the first three games on a … Continue reading

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