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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New Jersey got a much-needed victory on home ice last night, and the offense was buzzing right from the start. Kyle Palmieri just seems to keep scoring, Nico looked great in his first game back and there is nobody happier about that than Taylor Hall. Pavel Zacha has been playing like a man possessed, and
Matchup Overview New Jersey hopes to take advantage of having Nico Hischier inserted back into the lineup. Montreal has had some issues at times keeping the puck out of their net, even though Price has made some highlight reel type saves already this season. Montreal has been somewhat of a surprise this season, and the
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
Matchup Overview Coming off of a poor effort in Detroit, New Jersey will look to right the ship against the New York Islanders. After a strong start, the Devils have fallen into a rut and now sit at a 5-4-1 record, which puts them near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders, however, sit
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.
Game Overview It’s certainly not time to panic, but the Devils need to get back in the win column and soon. An afternoon matchup against the Florida Panthers is as good of a place as any to start. After starting 4-0-0, the Devils have dropped to 4-2-1 courtesy of two rough losses to the Avalanche
The losing streak continues for the Devils as they fall to the Nashville Predators 4-3 in overtime. Overall, this was an extremely disappointing game because the Devils certainly played good enough to win. For the most part. At the very least they stopped some of the bleeding by picking up a point. There were no
Game Overview The Devils suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The team was doomed by poor discipline and the dynamic play of Gabriel Landeskog. The Devils now venture south down the Jersey Turnpike to take on the Philadelphia Flyers, who are coming off of a
Thursday’s game was the first time this season the New Jersey Devils did not look like the dominant team. They essentially got outplayed from start to finish but only managed to fall to the Colorado Avalanche 5-3. Lack of discipline was key in this game. Here are the stats. Game Summary The first period started