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Patrik Elias: Mending the Rift

Article written collaboratively by Mike Luci and Tommy Zilinski   With the quarter-mark of the season fast approaching, the New Jersey Devils have emerged as one of the season’s most pleasant surprises. While they shouldn’t be considered a powerhouse, they’ve certainly played much better than advertised after starting the season 0-3-1. They’ve since gone 10-3

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DAB Postgame: Devils Sweep Season Series Against Cup Champs

Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog Game Summary After suffering their first shutout loss of the season against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils knew it was going to be difficult to bounce back against their upcoming competition. Entering what former head coach Pete

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Are the Devils…um, good?

Before this season, most Internet hockey prognosticators had already left the NJ Devils for dead (or at least in purgatory), myself included. Even in this forum, we collectively debated what would be an “acceptable” silver lining to a season filled with change and transition. Playoffs? Ha! Hardly. Selecting this years draft prize Austin Matthews with

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The Josefson Experiment: A Work in Progress

It’s been a long journey for 24-year old center Jacob Josefson to get where he is today. Since he was selected 20th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, his professional career was filled with discouraging and downright frustrating obstacles from injuries, his standing on the team’s depth chart, and concerns he was rushed to the

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DAB Post-Game: Devils Soar Over Hawks 4-2

Friday night in Newark, the New Jersey Devils (7-5-1) proved that they could play with the big boys after downing the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks (7-6-1) by a final score of 4-2. The Devils jumped out to a three goal lead in the first period, including two goals that came just 26 seconds

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Writers Roundtable: October Review

The New Jersey Devils came out of October boasting a 6-4-1 record. Although they stumbled out of the gate in their first November matchup, this revamped Devils squad has shown a lot of good encouraging signs. Having said that, this team has plenty of room for improvement, and plenty of time to work out the

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DAB Post-Game: Cizikas Leads Islanders Past Devils, 2-1

BROOKLYN, NY – Backed by a late goal from Islanders forward Casey Cizikas with 2:12 remaining in regulation, the 6-5-1 New Jersey Devils fell to the currently John Tavares-less New York Islanders by a score of 2-1 to begin the second month of the regular season. Tuesday’s game was the third consecutive game in which

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DAB Pregame: Going Two-for-Two

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game updates   Matchup Overview In their Saturday matchup against the New York Islanders, the Devils prevailed in a 3-2 shootout victory, despite blowing a 2-0 lead. Tonight, the Devils complete the first of three two-game sets against the same team,

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Devils Season Overview Games 1-10: Part Two

Mike Luci and Alex Chauvancy dissected the Devils’ overall performance up front, on defense, in net, and broke down their record at the ten-game mark in Part One of our ten-game overview. Our second part takes a closer look at correlations amongst the team’s standard and enhanced statistics, their top performers and under-performers, and the

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Devils Season Overview Games 1-10: Part One

At the ten-game mark, the New Jersey Devils are off to a much better start than we all thought. Despite being in the infancy of the 2015-2016 season, they’re above .500 and are currently vying for a playoff spot, which are encouraging signs for a team that was widely believed to be one of the

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