Tag: New Jersey Devils

Jacob Josefson

Video: Devils (finally) win a shootout


The New Jersey Devils finally won in a shootout Thursday night snapping an 0-for-18 in slump in the breakaway competition.

Jacob Josefson scored the shootout winner as the Devils upended the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 – their first shootout win since March 10, 2013, which also came against the Jets.

Michael Ryder scored in regulation for the Devils while Blake Wheeler had the lone Jets goal.

Cory Schneider made 24 saves for the win and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 26 shots in the loss.

Winnipeg center Evander Kane made his return to the lineup after suffering a knee injury in the season opener Oct. 9.

Kane had three shots on goal, a hit and two penalty minutes in 17:07 of time on ice.

Video: Malkin picks up 400th assist

Evgeni Malkin

The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed a brief 5-on-3 power play midway through the first period against the L.A. Kings and Chris Kunitz buried his fourth of the season.

On the goal, Evgeni Malkin picked up his 400th career assist with a nice slap pass to Kunitz at the side of the net.

Malkin becomes the fifth player in franchise history to join the 400 assist club.

Penguins greats Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis reached the milestone while in a Pens sweater.

Current captain Sidney Crosby has also reached 400 assist mark in his career.

Goalie nods: Svedberg gets Buffalo again, Darling starts third straight

Niklas Svedberg

The latest from the blue paint…

Boston goes with Svedberg

Niklas Svedberg will make his fourth start of the season on Thursday when the B’s take on the Sabres in Buffalo. The Swedish netminder, who took over backup duties from the now-departed Chad Johnson, has been very good for Boston this season, posting a .951 save percentage and 1.57 GAA — this despite the fact he’s only registered one win on the year (a 4-0 shutout of the Sabres back on Oct. 18).

Speaking of the Sabres, they’ll go back to Jhonas Enroth tonight after Michal Neuvirth got the call in each of the last two games. Enroth’s last game was a 2-0 loss in Los Angeles and while he’s just 1-5-0 on the year, he does have a respectable .914 save percentage.

Chicago rides Darling

AHL call-up Scott Darling will make his third consecutive start tonight when the ‘Hawks take on the Sens in Ottawa. Darling’s streak began, ironically enough, against this same Ottawa team — he stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 2-1 win over the Sens last Sunday, followed up by stopping 24 of 25 in a 1-0 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday.

As for the Senators, they’ll go with the same guy that lost to Darling on Sunday: Craig Anderson. “Andy” has been alternating games with Robin Lehner of late but would probably have gotten this Chicago game regardless of the rotation — in the aforementioned 2-1 loss, Anderson stopped 43 of 45 Blackhawks shots, good for a .956 save percentage.


Jets at Devils: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Cory Schneider

Kings at Penguins: Martin Jones vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Coyotes at Panthers: Mike Smith vs. Roberto Luongo

Flyers at Lightning: Ray Emery vs. Ben Bishop

Ducks at Blues: John Gibson vs. Jake Allen

Sharks at Wild: Antti Niemi vs. Darcy Kuemper

Isles at Avs: Chad Johnson vs. Semyon Varlamov

Habs at Canucks: No word on starters yet, but Carey Price and Ryan Miller are likely.

Devils ‘humbled’ in ‘ugly’ loss to Penguins

Cory Schneider

It all started so well for the New Jersey Devils. That statement could apply to either Tuesday’s game or their season in general. The Devils nearly set a franchise record when Dainius Zubrus scored just nine seconds into their contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They ultimately lost 8-3 tonight though.

New Jersey had a 3-1 lead in the second period, but the Penguins broke out with four unanswered goals before the end of the frame, including a run of three markers in just over six minutes. That led to Devils goaltender Cory Schneider being yanked.

Scott Clemmensen replaced him, but stopped just seven of 10 shots in the third.

“It was ugly,” Schneider told the Bergen Record. “It got away from us there in the second half of the game and I think it’s one you’ve just got to definitely learn from the mistakes and go over them, but I think you just sort of put it behind you and almost forget it even happened. Just move on to the next one. We’ve been a pretty good road team so far this year, but that was completely not a good one.”

Moving on to the next game is all the Devils can do, but it would be a more meaningful mantra if New Jersey wasn’t in the midst of a slump. The Devils got off to a 3-0-0 start this season, but they’ve lost five of their last six games.

“It’s humbling,” said Devils coach Pete DeBoer of their latest setback.

New Jersey is set to begin a three-game home stint on Thursday. The Devils will host Winnipeg, Columbus, and St. Louis.

Penguins chase Schneider with four unanswered goals

New Jersey Devils v Pittsburgh Penguins

The New Jersey Devils got off to a fast start tonight and while the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back in the first period, New Jersey still took a 3-1 lead.

Then the floodgates opened and Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was the victim.

It started with a top-shelf goal from Evgeni Malkin while Pittsburgh had a 5-on-3 advantage:

The Penguins followed that up with three goals in just over six minutes courtesy of Patric Hornqvist, Craig Adams, and Sidney Crosby. Adams’ goal in particular was special given that it was just his 55th marker in 889 career games and he managed to beat Schneider on a breakaway:

Schneider only stopped 18 of 23 shots tonight. He was replaced by Scott Clemmensen for the third period, but the backup goaltender wasn’t able to keep the Penguins at bay either.