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Game Preview #58: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s another afternoon game, and it’s even more important than yesterday’s.

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New Jersey Devils Pulled Away from Montreal Canadiens in 4-3 Win

On Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils pulled away from the Montreal Canadiens to win 4-3. They got a needed result even if the performance was not that good. This is a recap of the victory.

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Guys Who Need to Step Up Starting Today

This afternoon marks the start of the most important stretch of games for the Devils this season. If they want to win them all and get back on track, guys will need to step up. Let’s see some good options.

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Ideas to Help Adjust a Struggling New Jersey Devils Power Play

The New Jersey Devils have scored five power play goals in 59 opportunities since the start of 2024. They have been losing games they should be winning because this inability to punish the other team’s fouls. This post has some ideas on how they can adjust their current 1-3-1 power play.

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DitD & Open Post - 2/23/24: Brutal Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/23/24

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A Cold Day in Hell: Patchy Effort, Green Power Play, Rough Defense Lead to 5-1 Devils Loss to Rangers in Devastating Blow to Playoff Hopes

The Devils looked awful tonight.

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The New Jersey Devils Now Have a Jersey Ad Patch

It has finally happened: the New Jersey Devils now have an ad from RWJBarnabas Health on their jerseys. They will begin wearing them tonight. This is a post of me standing athwart sports and going "Ugh."

The Timo Meier Trade Was the Mistake that Sent the New Jersey Devils Down Their Current Path

The 2023-24 season has been unsuccessful for the New Jersey Devils so far, yet it seems their downward trend can be traced back to one moment from 2022-23.

Nico Daws Was Great Last Week....But That Shouldn’t Take the Devils Out of the Goalie Market

Just because Daws is staking his claim to the net doesn’t mean that the Devils should now pass on adding a goaltender if the opportunity presents itself.

DitD & Open Post - 2/21/24: Moving Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/21/24

Devils’ Lackluster Defense and Effort Cost Them 6-2 Loss Against Capitals

In Jonas Siegenthaler’s return, the Devils headed to Washington to take on a struggling Capitals team for a Metropolitan Division matchup with playoff implications. Unfortunately, the Devils couldn’t bring themselves to rise to the occasion, as they put forward a lackluster effort that earned them a 6-2 loss.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 23: A Magical MetLife Evening

What a night, what a win!

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Malek Stays Strong

Jakub Malek is quietly putting up a strong season in the Liiga and is 6th in the league in SV%. This post updates on Malek and the other prospects developing in Europe.

The Win at MetLife Must Breathe Fire Into the Devils

After capping off a tough week with a win in front of 70,000 people, the Devils are within striking distance of a playoff spot with nine more games before the Trade Deadline.

DitD & Open Post - 2/19/24: Stadium Series Victory Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/19/24

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Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 2/18/2024 - 2/24/2024

In the nineteenth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of this season, the NHL is highlighting half of the division at MetLife Stadium as part of the 2024 Stadium Series. All while the New York Rangers stayed hot, the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off, and more teams have reason to get desperate.

The Nicos Lead The Way In New Jersey Devils’ Massive 6-3 Win Over Philadelphia Flyers in 2024 Stadium Series

Tonight belonged to the Nicos. Hischier scored twice and added an assist, while Daws put on a goaltending clinic as New Jersey collected a huge regulation win over the Flyers

A Look Back At the Last Outdoor NJ Game

Ten years ago, the Devils played the Rangers in their first Stadium Series game. Let’s take a look back before getting to watch the next one tonight.

Chasing League Average Goaltending: Goalie Stats Compared with the New Jersey Devils & Others

League average goaltending. The desire, hope, wish, and prayer of many of the People Who Matter. This post looks at three stats associated with NHL average goaltending to sees how the New Jersey Devils goaltenders and other notable and rumored goalies in trades stack up in each.

DitD & Open Post - 2/16/24: Tenders of the Goal Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/16/24

Special Teams, Daws Unable to Bail Devils Out as They Lose 2-1 to Kings

With momentum on their side, the Devils hosted the Los Angeles Kings with both teams trying to re-establish themselves in their respective playoff races. Unfortunately, their power play failed them.

Are the Past Three New Jersey Devils Games Setting Us Up for Heartbreak?

The New Jersey Devils have looked like a team on the rise in their last three games. Today we look at whether we should get our hopes up or not.

The Devils Were Too Patient. Let’s Hope It Didn’t Cost Them The Season.

Patience can be a virtue, but if you’re the Devils, it also might be what ruined your season.

DitD & Open Post - 2/14/24: Trading for Jacob Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/14/24

Timo Meier Scores Late Goal To Help Lift New Jersey Devils Over Nashville Predators, 4-2

The Devils were in danger of getting Goalie’d, but Nico Hischier scored twice and Meier provided the winner in Nashville

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Is it Poulter time?

Two shutouts in four games seems like a dream to Devils fans, who have seen the team struggle in net for most of this season. Isaac Poulter has just done that. Is it time to give him a look? This post takes a deeper look at the Comets best goaltender this season.

Devils’ Strong Effort Prevails in 3-1 Win Over Undisciplined, Sloppy Kraken

On the first half of their back-to-back, the Devils controlled the game for the most part from start to finish.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 22: The Strange Case of Vitek Vanecek

It was an odd week for the embattled goaltender.

The Devils Need More Players Who Can Handle the Pressure, But They Can’t Give Up On Young Players

For many in the organization, these last 30 or so games are a turning point for their time here. Aside from the core, there is a lot of scrutiny being placed on the supporting cast.

Devils in the Details - 2/12/24: Back to Back #10 Edition

New Jersey Devils & related Hockey Links for the morning of February 12, 2024.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 2/11/2024 - 2/17/2024

In the eighteenth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot, there was a lot of winning at the top - and not so much in the bottom half. The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers swept their weeks, while the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, and Washington Capitals only won once. All this and more in this week’s snapshot.

New Jersey Devils Get Goalie’d in 1-0 Overtime Loss To Carolina Hurricanes

Pyotr Kochetkov blanked New Jersey as Sebastian Aho scored the game-winning overtime goal in Devils loss

Jack Hughes Alone Cannot Save This Team

Jack Hughes returned on Thursday night, but it was not enough to propel this team to victory against Calgary. In reality, while he is a huge help, he might not be enough to save this season.

FanFirst Friday: Time for a Run Edition?

Jack Hughes is returning; the team is as healthy as it’s been since game one of the year and they’ve given themselves a tall task. Is it possible?

Vitek Vanecek Has Been Worse Than You May Think

Vitek Vanecek has been really bad this season. And if you compare his season-over-season save percentage with other goalies who played for the New Jersey Devils since, then you may realize he has been worse than you may think.

Devils in the Details - 2/9/24: We’re Not So Back Edition

New Jersey Devils & related Hockey Links for the morning of February 09, 2024.

Devils Lose in Net, Fall to Flames 5-3

In Jack Hughes’ return, the Devils hosted the Calgary Flames at home in New Jersey. They had their moments and opportunities to win, but Jacob Markstrom was too strong and the Devils’ goaltending too weak to overcome the Flames.

Dawson Mercer Needs to Step Up His Offense

After the coldest season start of his career, Dawson Mercer has picked up the pace on his scoring. Today we look at why the New Jersey Devils still need him to find another gear this season.