Last season, the New Jersey Devils (9-11-5) swept their season series against the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-7-1). Now, the shoe is on the other foot, as the Bolts have won both games played so far in blowout fashion. The Devils will have home ice advantage against Tampa Bay for the first time this season tonight, so there is reason to be optimistic as the Devils have performed well on home ice and abysmal on the road. New Jersey is looking to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning while also hoping to end a five-game losing streak when the puck drops tonight at the Rock at 7pm.
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Devils fans on social media have been justifiable frustrated and angry with the team’s performance, deservedly so, and have been pointing the finger of blame at scapegoats ranging from Coach John Hynes, to the defense, to the netminders, to the offense. Surely, injuries are partly to blame for the team’s sudden drop-off in play. But there is one single man who has not gotten much of the criticism that is deserved.
The Devils opened their season with four consecutive victories, posting two shutouts and outscoring opponents 17-4 in that span. Since then, the team has gone 1-3-1 in their last five games played and have been outscored 24-14 throughout those games, with their only victory in that span coming from a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers where they surrendered two goals late in the third period and looked like Bambi on ice for the last 20 minutes. Now, after an abysmal stretch, many fans are wondering: are the New Jersey Devils a good team? What do they need to do to become a great team? We break that down for you here.
The New Jersey Devils will face the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time since last April’s playoff battle. We discuss the matchup while also providing line combinations, keys to victory, players to watch and our prediction for the game.
Not even three weeks ago, MSG Networks named Erika Wachter as its new game host for New Jersey Devils telecasts. We had the privilege of speaking with the New Jersey native on Wednesday about her career thus far, and her thoughts on the team that will take the ice for the 2018-19 season.
The New Jersey Devils released their opening night roster for the 2018-19 campaign on Tuesday night. The team will carry 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders to start the season. We examine the new faces that cracked the roster, touched upon the Devils abundance of cap space, projected the line combinations for opening night, and provide the full roster.
MSG Networks announced on Wednesday that it has named Erika Wachter as its new game host for New Jersey Devils telecasts. Wachter, a New Jersey native from Egg Harbor Township, is replacing former host Deb Placey, who recently accepted a position with the National Hockey League. Prior to her role with the Devils, Wachter worked for
The Devils Army Blog team has been working diligently all offseason to brainstorm ways on improving its services, and find new ways to provide new quality and original content for our fans. DAB is thrilled to announce a number of exciting changes that will be implemented in time for the 2018-19 hockey season. In fact,
Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off in their fourth game of a best-of-seven series tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won their most recent game in a come-from-behind thriller on Monday night, but the Bolts have a 2-1 lead in the series. Defeat
Overview Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning ended with some ferocity on Thursday night in Tampa. The Devils, who were defeated in Game 1 by a final score of 5-2, decided not to go quietly into the night when the final horn sounded for the