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2023 Devils Playoffs

Getting Goalied Revisited: The Threshold, the 2023 Playoffs, & the Devils Since March 17

This post revisits the familiar yet frustrating concept in hockey called "getting goalied." It re-visits the definition and threshold and looks at how often it happened to the New Jersey Devils in the 2023 playoffs and in the season since March 17, 2023.

The May 2023 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils prevailed on May 1 to eliminate Our Hated Rivals. The New Jersey Devils were eliminated in five games by the Carolina Hurricanes on May 11. Lockers were cleaned out on May 13. May is effectively over for the Devils; this post looks back at such an eventful month.

The Positive Side of Things

It hurts to see your team lose in the playoffs, especially when it was clear that they were better than they showed at the end. But with this team specifically, there is a ton of positivity and momentum heading into the offseason.

Lessons the New Jersey Devils Should Learn from the 2023 NHL Playoffs

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated in the second round by the Carolina Hurricanes. As the offseason now begins, the Devils have plenty to learn from their first playoff run since 2018. This post goes into some of the lessons they should learn.

One Fast Tip & It Was Over: New Jersey Devils Playoffs End in 2-3 OT Loss to Carolina Hurricanes

After four blowouts, the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes played a close Game 5. In overtime, the Devils’ season ended with a tip-in power play goal by Jesper Fast. It was over. This is the final recap of the 2022-23 season.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #12: New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes

The New Jersey Devils return to Raleigh tonight. They were dominated by the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena last week. Will they get revenge to keep their playoffs alive? Or will it be over? Support the Devils as they try to win in this post, a Gamethread.

Game 4 Disaster: New Jersey Devils Stomped in Second Period by Carolina Hurricanes, 1-6

The New Jersey Devils opened the scoring in Game 4 to rapturous cheering. The Carolina Hurricanes proceeded to score six unanswered, five in the second period, and silent the Rock in a 1-6 loss. This is a recap of a terrible night for the Devils.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #11: New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The New Jersey Devils won Game 3 in a big way on Sunday, 8-4. For the Devils to fully honor that victory, they need to get a second straight win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Winning will make it a best-of-three series. Losing will put the Devils on the brink of elimination. The People Who Matter can support the Devils in this post.

The Devils May Be Inconsistent, but They are Tough to Kill

Another resounding response with their backs against the wall was just the latest example of resilience from this Devils team. They certainly make you wonder sometimes, but in the end you clearly can't count this bunch out.

New Jersey Devils Cracked Carolina Hurricanes in 8-4 Romp in Game 3

Eight goals! Two points for Luke Hughes! Four points for Jack Hughes! Frederik Andersen chased for Pytor Kochetkov! Four shorties scored in the game! The New Jersey Devils won big in Game 3 over the Carolina Hurricanes. This recap goes over all of the excitement of the victory.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #10: New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

After a miserable Game 2 loss by the New Jersey Devils to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Devils need to win this afternoon in Newark to avoid a all-but-over 0-3 hole in the series. Support the Devils as the game happens here.

Not All 0-2 Playoff Series Deficits are the Same

The New Jersey Devils are down 0-2 in the series to the Carolina Hurricanes with two bad losses. The Devils came back from a 0-2 deficit with two bad losses to Our Hated Rivals. Same thing, right? This post shows how it is not.

The Issues with Carolina’s Aggressive Forecheck

The Carolina Hurricanes defended the New Jersey Devils exceptionally well in Game 1. That all started with Carolina’s aggressive forecheck. This post goes into what it was, the issues inherent in it, and what the Devils might want to try to do about their 1-2-2 (or 2-1-2) forecheck.

New Jersey Devils Rocked by Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1, 1-5

The New Jersey Devils were rocked by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 in a 1-5 loss in Raleigh. The Devils were out-performed in all three zones, got jobbed by the officials a few times, and lost by 4 to a team way better than their last opponent. This is the recap of such a loss.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #8: New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes

Fresh off eliminating Our Hated Rivals, the New Jersey Devils are in Raleigh to begin their second round matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes. Support the Devils as the game happens in this post, a Gamethread.

2023 NHL Playoffs Game Preview #8: New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes

The second round of the playoffs begins for the two best teams in the Metropolitan Division. The New Jersey Devils are visiting the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 1 tonight. This is a short preview of what could be a tight series.

2023 NHL Playoffs Second Round Series Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

This post previews the upcoming second round playoff series between the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. This quickly put-together series preview covers all situations, narratives, and so much more for this series.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #7: New Jersey Devils vs. Our Hated Rivals

This is Game 7. The New Jersey Devils will host Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. The winner plays Carolina in the second round. The loser is eliminated. Support the Devils as they play to survive in this post, a Gamethread.

Game Seven Arrives, and With It, an Opportunity

Game seven against a team’s most hated rival represents agonizing stress, but it also represents the greatest of opportunities. Can the Devils seize this moment?

The April 2023 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils closed out the 2022-23 NHL regular season with a 5-2-0 run to secure franchise records. In the playoffs, they are entering May with a Game 7 against Our Hated Rivals. Read on for a summary of how April went for the Devils and who was named Devil of the month.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #6: New Jersey Devils at Our Hated Rivals

This is Game 6. The New Jersey Devils won Game 5 and can eliminate the New York Rangers tonight with one more win. Support the Devils as they play in this post, a Gamethread.

Devils Dominating the Slot in This Series

Even after an abysmal first two games, the Devils are absolutely crushing their opponents in high danger numbers this series. Keep it up tonight and end it.

The Current Surge of Erik Haula

After nearly a whole season of spot scoring and six goalless streaks of 5+ games, Erik Haula is hot right now. He currently leads the New Jersey Devils in playoff scoring and it is part of a larger surge that started in late March. This post focuses on Haula and his hot streak.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #5: New Jersey Devils vs. Our Hated Rivals

This is Game 5. In a tied series, it is now a Best of 3 between the New Jersey Devils and Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. A Devils win would not only be the first home win of the series, but a critical one to win it all. Support the Devils as they play in this post, a Gamethread.

Now It’s a Best of 3: New Jersey Devils Prevail in Playoff Battle Against Our Hated Rivals, 3-1

In a tightly-played playoff game, Jonas Siegenthaler emerged as the hero as a great all-around effort by the New Jersey Devils won Game 4 over Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers, 3-1. The series is now a best of three. This post recaps the victory from a Devils perspective.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #4: New Jersey Devils at Our Hated Rivals

This is Game 4. An opportunity for the New Jersey Devils to bring the series to a tie against Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. Also: a second chance for Our Hated Rivals to put the Our Favorite Team on the brink. The pressure is still there. Such is the playoffs. Support the Devils here in this Gamethread.

The Devils Cracked the Door Open for Themselves in Game 3, Can They Run Through It Now?

The Devils fought their way into the series with a gutsy Game 3 OT win. Now is the time to seize the opportunity, dictate play, and put the Rangers on their heels.

New Jersey Devils Goal Breakdown: Dougie Hamilton’s Game 3 Overtime Winner in MSG

Dougie Hamilton beat Igor Shesterkin high to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win in overtime in Game 3. The Devils can now tie up the series in Game 4 and ensured another playoff without being swept. How did this goal happen? This post breaks it down from Tyler Motte getting hit to Barclay Goodrow failing at being a soccer goalie.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #3: New Jersey Devils at Our Hated Rivals

The New Jersey Devils are down two games to none to Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. The series is now in Manhattan for the next two games and the Devils need a win to avoid being put on the brink of elimination. This is a place for Devils fans to talk about the game as it happens.

Do You Want To Keep the Goodwill From This Season? Win Game 3

The Devils built up a ton of goodwill with their fantastic regular season which was way above expectations. But if they lose tonight and go down 3-0 to their bitter rival, it basically all disappears.

Lindy Ruff Got the Performance He Asked for in Game Two

It would be hard to conceive a worse opening two games of a playoff series than the Devils just delivered. In Game 2 in particular, Lindy Ruff got exactly what he seemed to be asking for from his lineup and the results were appropriately catastrophic.

2023 Playoffs Gamethread #2: New Jersey Devils vs. Our Hated Rivals

All playoff games are crucial, but Game 2 is especially crucial for the New Jersey Devils. They do not want to go to Manhattan down 0-2 in the series to Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. Fans can support the Devils in this Gamethread.