Author Archives: Mike Luci

DAB Pregame: Devils Look To Even Score Versus Isles

Matchup Overview Coming off a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, the New Jersey Devils enter this afternoon’s game having gone 2-1-1 in their last four contests, after winning just one of their first six games this November. New Jersey previously faced the Islanders earlier this month, which results in a 3-0 loss—their only shutout

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Trying To Make Sense Of The NHL’s Goaltender Interference Standards

The NHL has its fair share of problems, but one of its biggest is consistency with goaltender interference rulings. This was on full display last night in the New Jersey Devils 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins when Jake Guentzel’s tied the game at 4:04 of the third period. As the video below shows, Sidney Crosby (how fitting) skated the puck in, and fired a shot prior to losing his edge and bulldozing goaltender Keith Kinkaid. Guentzel buries the rebound, while Kinkaid is recoiling from his physical contact with Crosby. Despite a coach’s challenge by New Jersey, the on-ice call stood.

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DAB Pregame: Getting Back On Course

Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils stemmed the bleeding of their abysmal road trip with an a exciting 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. That was their first road win of the season, and just for the added dose of excitement—Brian Boyle scored his first career hat trick. Now the Devils head north

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DAB Pregame: Getting Second Win Since 4-0-0 Start A Longshot Tonight

Matchup Overview With one win in their last seven games, it doesn’t appear likely the New Jersey Devils will get just their second win, since their 4-0-0 start tonight. Facing them for the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are winless in their last three contests, their most recent being a 5-0 beatdown against

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Can The Devils Fill Their Roster Holes Internally?

Author’s Twitter The New Jersey Devils entered the weekend having won just once in their last six contests, after their deceptive 4-0-0 start. We’ve learned more about this Devils team in the six games since, namely how New Jersey is essentially a one-line team, and where the holes in this roster are evidently forming. Of the

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The Devils Are Undefeated: What Does It Mean?

Author’s Twitter Coming off a fourth consecutive win to start the season, fans of the New Jersey Devils are feeling extremely confident about their team. Aside from their 4-0-0 start being their first in over 20 seasons, the Devils defeated some formidable foes in Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers—which was played overseas, the Dallas

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Recap: Devils Start Season On The Right Foot

The New Jersey Devils opened their season abroad in Gothenburg, Sweden against the Edmonton Oilers as part of the NHL Global Series. The Devils left Sweden with a 5-2 victory in an exciting and at times outright dominant game. Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri scored two goals apiece, topped off with an empty-netter from Stefan Noesen that sealed the deal for New Jersey in the game’s final seconds. Read our full recap to relive the best moments of the game!

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