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The Good, Bad and Ugly for improving Devils

Yesterday afternoon, the Devils took on Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in DC. They won their third in a row thanks to overtime heroics from captain Nico Hischier. His second goal of the game gave the Devils a 4-3 OT … Continue reading

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Devils’ road meltdown indicative of larger problems

It’s basically become a yearly ritual for me to post this classic scene from Wargames whenever crap completely hits the fan for the Devils, symbolically going to DEFCON 1 is my version of pressing the panic button. And make no … Continue reading

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Devils’ winning streak grinds to a halt in another matinee dud

For all the things that may be changing so far with the Devils, apparently one thing destined never to change is the Devils’ dreadful record in weekend home matinees. It seems as if it’s the same script over and over … Continue reading

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Devils somehow split a sloppy West Coast trip

A few games ago I said at one point the early part of this Devils season was a study in glass half-full and half-empty thinking. They lived that to a tee on the West Coast, following an ugly loss in … Continue reading

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A Devilish question for fans

The Devils defeated the Capitals 4-1 in a preseason game Monday night. Once again, former 2020 first round picks Alex Holtz and Dawson Mercer had good showings. Holtz scored another goal while Mercer had a primary assist. The two yutes … Continue reading

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Devils’ trade for Graves begins offseason with a bang

It’s been more than two months since the Devils season ended and approximately four since their last meaningful game of 2021, waiting for the playoffs to end has felt like just another interminable delay in a year and a half … Continue reading

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Devils 2021 season recap and look ahead : The Young Guns take over

Much like everything else in this last year plus, the 2021 Devils season had wildly emotional ups and downs, with lots of unexpected obstacles to overcome. I’m going to make a comparison to where we are as a country on … Continue reading

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Buchnevich highlights latest win over Devils by becoming the first Ranger to score a hat trick on their birthday

Today was the birthday of Pavel Buchnevich. He celebrated his 26th birthday in style by making a bit of team history. Buchnevich became the first Ranger to score a hat trick on their birthday. A cool thing for the guy … Continue reading

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Igor Shestyorkin shuts the door on Devils for first career shutout as Rangers take first of four-game series

Igor Shestyorkin is greeted by Captain Happy, Pavel Buchnevich whose shorthanded empty net goal clinched a 3-0 Rangers win over the Devils for Shestyorkin’s first NHL shutout. It was hard fought with the rookie goalie the difference. AP Photo by … Continue reading

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After a quiet Deadline, pressure increases on Rangers

As expected yesterday, the Rangers stayed the course at a quiet Trade Deadline that lacked the pizzazz of past years. While GM Jeff Gorton acknowledged that they explored the market for Brendan Smith, it wasn’t worth it to move him. … Continue reading

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