Monthly Archives: March 2012

Game 76 Recap: Zajac, Devils still no match for the Penguins

 

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Three stars of the game:

3rd star: Evgeni Malkin (Penguins – Goal, assist)

2nd star: Pascal Dupuis (Penguins – Goal, assist)

1st star:  Sidney Crosby (Penguins – Goal, assist)

Not even a good effort was enough to prevent another 5-2 score in a Devils-Penguins game.  The Devils did a lot of good things offensively on Sunday night against the Pens, but they couldn’t finish their chances, and defensive breakdowns haunted them in the end.  To summarize: the Devils are in a pretty significant slump right now all-around.  The good news: Travis Zajac is back, and he looked really good.  Here’s what happened.

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Game 76 Preview: Your New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins

 

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins (46-22-6, 98 points) vs. New Jersey Devils (42-27-6, 90 points)

7:00 PM E.T.

TV: MSG

Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Matchup:

This is the sixth and final matchup between two Atlantic Division teams that are both likely headed for the playoffs.  The Penguins won the first meeting in Pittsburgh, 4-1 on October 22nd, but the Devils won the next three matchups, 3-1, 3-1 and 5-2.  Their last meeting was eight days ago at Prudential Center on Devils’ retro day.  It didn’t go very well for the Devils, as the red hot Penguins dominated the home team, 5-2 and outshot New Jersey, 44-14.  With a win, the Devils would clinch the season series, but even if they lose, they’d be settling for a 3-3 split, which isn’t bad considering the dominant team the Penguins have become since they’ve gotten healthy.

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Game 75 Recap: Devils’ comeback falls one short in shootout

New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs

(headline by @kmart890)

Three stars of the game:

3rd star: Zach Parise (Goal)

2nd star: James Reimer (43 saves)

1st star: Adam Henrique (Goal)

Sometimes, during a long 82-game season, there are games in which you just can’t explain why things happened the way they did.  Such was the case tonight, as Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer made 43 saves, and one big stop on Patrik Elias in the shootout, and the Leafs stole a point from the Devils, a point that neither team really needed.  Reimer was under siege all game long, but he stood tall and posted a very strong performance, giving Toronto a very rare victory, as the win comes as their fifth in their last 22 games.

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Game 75 Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs

New Jersey Devils (41-26-5, 87 points) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (32-34-8, 72 points)
7:00 PM E.T.
TV: MSG+
Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Matchup:

Tonight is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Devils and the Maple Leafs. Each team has collected four points in the season series, but the Devils are on top with two wins, the most recent coming in Toronto back on February 21st, 4-3 in overtime.

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Devils Generals Take a Trip to Albany

A few Devils Army Generals took a trip up to Albany on Saturday, March 3rd to watch the Albany Devils take on the Adirondack Phantoms. We got a chance to meet with the PR and Marketing department of the Albany Devils at the Times Union Center to get a glance at life as an Albany Devils employee and how they use social media. At five o’clock it was game time! We made sure to pick up the giveaway that night, a Devil Dawg piggy bank (Seth already has coins in it), and bought a couple mystery pucks that were signed by current Albany and New Jersey Devils players. Seth got lucky with a Zach Parise autographed puck and Kevin got a Travis Zajac autograph. Albany unfortunately lost to the Phantoms but Kevin won a pretty nice prize pack from playing Devils Trivia – and that’s all that matters, right?

Albany Devils Trip, New York State Line

New York! The Empire State! ... Where's Time Square?!

Albany, The City

Um, snow?

Albany, The City

Taking in the sites of Albany

Times Union Center

Times Union Center

Mystery Puck - Zach Parise

Got lucky with this Mystery Puck!

Tedenby

Hey, we know him.

Keith Kinkaid

Keith Kinkaid

Albany Devils Starting Line Up During Anthem

Albany Devils starting line up during anthem

Kevin answering Devils Trivia

Kevin answering Devils Trivia

Devils Trivia

Oh, tough one!

Albany Devils Trivia Prize Pack

Awesome Albany Devils prize pack!

Albany Devils Eric Gelinas

Just hanging out with Eric Gelinas after the game

Devils Generals, Kevin Lankey, Allyson Wilcox, Seth Plotnick, Albany Devils Game

Successful road trip!

This post was a group effort with contributions from Seth Plotnick, Allyson Wilcox and Kevin Lankey.

New Jersey Devils Honor Special Olympics Winners

Special Olympics LogoThe Devils had guests on St Patrick’s Day. No, not the Penguins or their fans, those were “visitors”. These were guests. In honor of the Ocean Knights victory at the Special Olympics Floor Hockey State Tournament, the team, their coach, and their families were invited to come to the Prudential Center and take in the festivities. Prior to the game, these young hockey players got to tour The Rock, visit the ice, and even spend a few minutes sitting in the sin bin (my sources assure me no one was hurt to warrant such penalization, and that the Shanaban won’t be a factor).

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