Making the Playoffs Should be Celebrated, but It Only Gets Tougher Going Forward For the Devils
The Devils accomplished their first goal, to play competitive games late in the season and make the playoffs. Good job, but their work is far from complete.
New Jersey Devils European Prospects Update: Post-Season Edition
Most of Europe is in the post-season. This post updates the progress of the Devils prospects playing in Europe and their status in their respective playoffs.
Kyle Palmieri Dominates with 3-Point Night as Devils Lose 5-1 to Islanders
Anytime you can let up three goals to former Devils, you gotta do it.
The Devils, Finally Postseason-Bound Again, Have Emerged from the Darkness
It has been a long and dismal decade for Devils fans. Saturday’s official return to the playoffs felt like the beginning of a new chapter as the team seems to have finally emerged from its dark days.
DitD & Open Post - 3/27/23: Clinched Edition
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Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 3/26 - 4/1
In the twenty-fourth Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils clinched playoff spots, the Philadelphia Flyers swept their week, and Columbus games had loads of goals. All this and more in this week’s post.
An Improved Boqvist Really Strengthens This Lineup
There were times this year where the Devils really struggled to put together a viable third line, and the team struggled as a result. Now, with Jesper Boqvist playing well, that weakness has turned into a strength.
Too Many Mistakes in 4-5 New Jersey Devils Loss to Buffalo Sabres
The New Jersey Devils failed to secure a playoff berth and move in a tie with Carolina in points by falling short to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-5. This recap goes over the many mistakes the Devils made that led to tonight’s comeback falling short.
FanFirst Friday: Sibling Edition
As we close in on Luke Hughes making his New Jersey Devils debut, I want to talk about how exciting this should be for all Devils fans.
Stretch Goals for the Final Stretch of a Successful New Jersey Devils Season
The 2022-23 New Jersey Devils have accomplished a lot in the regular season. It is arguably one of their best seasons ever in franchise history. With 11 games left to play starting tonight, this post goes over some other milestones that the team and its players can still achieve.
DitD & Open Post - 3/24/23: On the Verge Edition
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New Jersey Devils Stats Not Being Talked About Enough
The 98 points earned so far by the New Jersey Devils is getting spoken about enough, but there are some other numbers around the team that deserve some more discussion. Today we look at these stats a bit more in depth.
What Should the Devils be Looking to Accomplish Before the Regular Season Ends?
The Devils will be playoff-bound, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have things that need to be addressed before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
DitD & Open Post - 3/22/23: It’s Fanatics Edition
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Meier Scores, but Devils Lose 2-1 to Wild on Last Second OT Goal
It was a close game with a 0-0 tie after 40. Shaw scored off the puck banking against the boards and Meier tied it with a wraparound. OT saw some good chances for the Devils but ultimately Minnesota got the win with a last-second goal from Boldy.
New Jersey Devils NCAA Update: Nearing the Frozen Four
The end of the NCAA hockey season is upon us. This post provides the final stats for the season and updates on the post-seasons for the Devils prospects in the NCAA.
How Much Does Late Season Form Matter?
As hockey fans, we are prone to overreactions based on a run of good or bad results. If a team is losing games as the postseason approaches, it can be easy to panic based on a small sample. At least as far as the win-loss column is concerned, though, how a team finishes their season doesn’t seem to have much impact on whether they can make a deep playoff run.
DitD & Open Post - 3/20/23: Palat of Love Edition
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Jesper Bratt’s Hat Trick Led New Jersey Devils Comeback Win Over Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2
The New Jersey Devils went down two goals to the Tampa Bay Lightning before scoring five unanswered against the veteran, big, heavy Lightning to win 5-2. Jesper Bratt led the comeback with a hat trick, which was supported by Vitek Vanecek, the defense, the penalty kill, and more.
Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 3/19 - 3/25
In the twenty-third Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the New Jersey Devils failed to win against Florida-based teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost a short series to the New York Rangers, and the Columbus Blue Jackets were officially eliminated. All this and more in this week’s post.
Devils Blow 2-0 Lead in 3rd, Lose 4-2 To Surging Panthers
The Devils were outplayed by Florida, but it was still a very winnable game. They blew it.
Nico Hischier Is Leading Like a Captain On the Ice
Despite the two losses to Tampa this week, there are positives to take away. One of those has been the quality play of the captain, who is leading this team by example on the ice.
FanFirst Friday: Dawson Mercer Appreciation Post
He’s everyones favorite kid from Newfoundland, full of heart, spark and hard-nosed effort. Take a moment and feel the Dawson Mercer love.
Getting Goalied: It Happens to Everyone, Even the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils
It is never fun to see the New Jersey Devils getting goalied in a game. But is there a way to objectively define such a game? This post comes up with a definition and applies it to the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils. The post also reveals how often the Devils goalied their opponents and lit up opposing goalies.
DitD & Open Post - 3/17/23: That Save Edition
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Devils Lose to Lightning, 4-3, As Another Exciting Game Ends in a Shootout
Take solace in the fact that this game would not have ended five minutes into a playoff overtime.
Garden State of Hockey- Episode 162: Mini-Series Starts
The Devils will see a lot of Tampa Bay this week.
Thursday Thoughts: Magic Number Edition!
Taking a look today at qualifying for the playoffs, the stumbling blocks the New Jersey Devils are hitting, how to overcome it, and why it’s definitely not time to hit the panic button.
The Devils Give Up Too Many Late Period Goals: A Breakdown
Nikita Kucherov’s last second goal in the 2nd period last night was the 14th "last minute" goal surrendered this season by the Devils. That’s too many.
DitD & Open Post - 3/15/23: Disappointment Edition
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New Jersey Devils Disappoint in 1-4 Loss to Tampa Bay Lightning
After a glorious 3-0 win against Carolina, the New Jersey Devils put up a stinker in a disappointing 1-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Worse, this is the first of three meetings over the next four games. Read this recap on to learn what went wrong in this game.
New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: Filmon Hits 40
Josh Filmon has scored his 40th goal in his draft one season. This post updates on Filmon and the other Devils CHL prospects.
Akira Schmid is Making a Case for the Starter’s Net
The Devils have gotten solid goaltending from each of their netminders that have played this season, but given Schmid’s relatively strong performance, he should be getting consideration for the game one start when the playoffs begin.
DitD & Open Post - 3/13/23: Winning Weekend Edition
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First Place is Possible After New Jersey Devils Shut Out Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0
First place in the Metropolitan Division is now possible for the New Jersey Devils as they tied the Carolina Hurricanes in standings points with a 3-0 win this evening. This recap goes over the big result, led by Vitek Vanecek, Jack Hughes, and Jesper Bratt among others.
Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 3/12 - 3/18
Spring forward with the twenty-second weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot of the season. The playoff teams in the division all had winning weeks, but every game’s results changes their outlook. Especially last night’s. Read on to see how each team did last week and what is next for them.
Hischier With 2 Points, GWG As Devils Defeat Canadiens 3-1
The Devils defeated the Canadiens 3-1 to get within 2 points of the Hurricanes in the Metro
Is This the End of the BMW Line?
Yesterday, Tyler wrote about the BMW line and how they could be built for playoff hockey. Today, I want to give an opposing view, talking about how they might be done.
Just chill out, man. #NJDvsMTL pic.twitter.com/xrGSlkmjQT— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) December 9, 2016