Tag Archives: Akira Schmid

Devils clinch playoff berth, celebrate at the Rock with win over Ottawa

Clinching playoff berths was never a big deal to the Devils (or their fans) of the 1990’s and 2000’s, the standard of excellence had become such that the season usually started in April for all intents and purposes. Since 2012 … Continue reading

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Devils’ tough Florida week ends on a high note

After last Sunday’s big win over Carolina got the Devils a share of the division lead, there was always going to be the potential for a reality check this week when the NHL – in its infinite wisdom – decided … Continue reading

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Devils’ dream season continues with first-place showdown at the Rock

After continuing their road dominance this week with wins in Arizona, Washington and Montreal, the Devils will return home to the Rock tonight to a playoff atmosphere for at least the team’s second biggest regular season home game in a … Continue reading

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Calm after the storm: Devils finish successful deadline week on and off the ice with trade for Lazar

Another deadline day has come and gone, this one much more satisfying for Devils fans than the seller deadlines of the last few years where we often didn’t even have much to sell. After Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald already left … Continue reading

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Devils’ dominance against the Flyers a fitting celebration of ’03 cup champs

On a rare night where the Devils welcomed back many of their Cup-winning icons from the 2003 champions, this current itineration of the Devils had a rare laugher of a win over a once-proud but now clearly rebuilding Flyers team. … Continue reading

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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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Devils’ jekyll and hyde nature leaves them stuck in limbo

If there was a more perfect prism to view the last month of Devils hockey, these last two games provided it. Considering the Devils are 14-2-1 on the road and 10-10-2 at home with eight straight losses at the Rock, … Continue reading

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Another loss dampens the holiday mood in Newark

The good news is at least our long six-game losing streak finally ended in Florida with an emotional win against a team still using a fluke injury as an excuse to play thuggish. Derek chronicled the rematch (and Florida shenanigans) … Continue reading

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Devils’ swoon is now a point of concern

In prior seasons, one of my tells for when things were in crisis mode in Devils land was to post a DEFCON 1 YouTube (symbolizing that World War III was about to be declared) from one of my favorite movies … Continue reading

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Devils’ roll hits a bump in the road

I wouldn’t say the Devils’ good ship lollipop has quite sprung a leak just yet, in spite of their three-game losing streak. Perhaps if they lose again to a poor Flyers team tomorrow night staring down a gauntlet of a … Continue reading

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