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Kreider’s second hat trick of season highlights Rangers 6-1 win over Devils, Shestyorkin injury a concern

AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images Statistics don’t always tell the whole story about games. If you were to look at the box score of tonight’s game, you wouldn’t have believed the Rangers wound up running away … Continue reading

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Devils swept by Caps as the regression continues

There isn’t much good to say about this weekend losing another two games to the Capitals and failing to carry over any momentum from the wild Thursday win over the Sabres. Indeed that win proved to be the only one … Continue reading

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Devils rally to salvage a split with Sabres despite still problematic special teams

Despite the Devils’ 6-3-2 start my confidence in this team was – and is – exceedingly fragile. Even after their first loss to the Sabres last week, I feared the worst and it seemed as if the worst was happening … Continue reading

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Surprising Devils stick it to the Bruins again

In the season’s opening two games the Devils managed to take three of a possible four points from the defending President’s Cup winning Bruins, but those games looked like an anomaly (at least from the Boston end) given that Boston … Continue reading

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Rangers to face returning Devils without Panarin and Miller

There are two storylines for tonight’s second installment of the Battle Of Hudson. The first one is that it’s the first time the Devils will play in February due a COVID-19 outbreak. Their last game came on Jan. 31 when … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Concern

As we reach Super Bowl weekend in February, there is a harsh reality for hockey. They’re facing something different this season. Much like the NFL and NBA, the NHL has adversity due to the virtual unknown. Unlike last summer when … Continue reading

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Devils fall to Sabres in shootout despite resilient effort

On Saturday afternoon up in Buffalo, the Devils battled back to grab a point against the Sabres. Ultimately, their effort wasn’t good enough to get the second point in a 4-3 shootout loss. Despite dropping a third straight game, there … Continue reading

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Wedgewood, Devils shut down Islanders

Going into tonight it’s been a glass half-full and half-empty start for the Devils. Good, obviously to be 2-1-1 and have 19-year old Jack Hughes producing at a franchise center level. Of course, the bad being Mackenzie Blackwood’s absence for … Continue reading

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Hughes led Devils get litmus test against Islanders

The Devils are off to a good start in this shortened 56-game season. With second-year center Jack Hughes leading the way with six points (2-4-6) including a statement two goal, assist game in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on … Continue reading

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Kreider is right about this loss being a learning experience

AP Photo credit New York Rangers via Getty Images It’s easy to get caught up in the end result. By the end of the night, the MSG scoreboard read: Devils 4 Rangers 3. It would be easy to point out … Continue reading

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