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Devils Game Recaps

Jesper Bratt Scores a Hat Trick, Marino Adds 2 in 6-5 Preseason Victory Over Islanders

The Devils did not look good early, but showed a lot of fight and did not get stupid when the Islanders became more physical late in the game.

Split Squad Sweep; New Jersey Devils defeat Philadelphia Flyers 6-0, Montreal Canadiens 4-2, to Open Preseason

Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes each registered three-point nights, and top prospects Alex Holtz and Simon Nemec scored as Devils start the preseason off on encouraging note

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.

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.

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.

Devils Fold and Collapse as Canes Take Game 2, 6-1


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.

Akira Schmid and Devils Torpedo Rangers in 4-0 Game 7 Victory

The Devils played with fire, but the Rangers were in Hell.

Series Will Go 7 As Rangers Take Game 6 5-2

The Devils had a fantastic start to the game, but 3 bad penalties in a row helped give the Rangers the energy they needed to put up a 5 spot and take this series to game 7.

Devils Dominate, Stomp Out Rangers in 4-0 Game Five Victory

Akira Schmid! Ondrej Palat! Erik Haula! Dawson Mercer! Kevin Bahl! These guys broke the Rangers down in Game Five.

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.

Dougie Hamilton Scores OT Winner, Schmid Makes 35 Saves as Devils Take Game 3

The Devils got their first win of the 2023 playoffs with a 2-1 overtime victory on the road. They looked a lot better than games 1 and 2 and are right back in the series.

Ruff's Poor Lineup Decisions Kill Devils in 5-1 Loss in Game 2

A baffling lineup could not hold down a one-goal lead as Vanecek gave up five in the second and third periods.

A Disappointing, Decisive Game 1 Loss by New Jersey Devils to Our Hated Rivals, 1-5

After five years, the New Jersey Devils return to the playoffs was a disappointing, decisive 1-5 loss to Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. This recap goes over how the Devils performed in this Game 1 defeat.

Luke Hughes Leads Devils into the Playoffs With OT Winner

The Devils come back from 3-0 and 4-1 down to win in overtime via Luke Hughes’ first NHL goal in final regular season game of the season.

Luke Hughes Scores Stunning Overtime Winner to Defeat Capitals, 5-4

The Devils fought from three back to take the game away from the Caps, as Akira Schmid came in relief to shut the door as the offense went to work.

Devils Defeat Sabres and All of the Records are Broken

The Devils clinch home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a evenly-contested 6-2 victory over a now-eliminated Buffalo side.

Bruins Defeat Devils 2-1, Tie NHL Wins Record

In a playoff-style game, the Devils fought hard but were defeated by the seemingly unbeatable Boston Bruins, who tied the NHL record for wins in a season with their 62nd victory of 2022-23.

New Jersey Devils Obliterate Columbus Blue Jackets in a Beautiful Blowout, 8-1

From Jack Hughes dropping four points to Timo Meier scoring a brace to John Marino having three assists, the New Jersey Devils hammered the Columbus Blue Jackets in a wonderful 8-1 win. This recap goes over the game.

Domination with a Dawson Mercer Hat Trick: New Jersey Devils Smashed Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins were looking for a big win. The New Jersey Devils gave them a big beating instead. Dawson Mercer’s hat trick led the Devils to a dominant 5-1 win over the Penguins. Read this recap for thoughts on the victory.

New Jersey Devils Crushed in 1-6 Blowout Loss to Winnipeg Jets

After a win in Chicago, the New Jersey Devils were absolutely smacked down for their lack of attention to detail by the Winnipeg Jets. The Devils lost 1-6 and this recap goes over how it stunk.

New Jersey Devils Pulled Away in 6-3 Victory Over Chicago Blackhawks

It was close for over two periods, but the New Jersey Devils pulled away with a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. This recap goes into how the game was close and frustrating at times and how the Devils got away with the victory.

Devils Hold On to Defeat the Rangers, 2-1, in Thrilling Playoff Preview

Vitek shut the door for his 30th win of the season - the first Devils goaltender to reach that mark since Marty Brodeur.

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.

Devils Hit 100 Points With Win Over Ottawa

On the same day they clinched a playoff spot with Florida’s defeat, they Devils also hit the 100 point mark for the first time since 2011-12 with a win over the Senators.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Game Preview #68: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Round two.

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.