Devils Post-Game 4/6/17

New Jersey Devils 2 vs. New York Rangers 1

  • Attendance: 12,208
  • Three Stars: 1. Drew Stafford  2.  Joseph Blandisi  3.  Jesper Bratt

Team Notes

  • The Devils improved to 3-0-1 in 2017 preseason action.  They have earned seven of a possible eight points.  Tonight was the second of two games between New Jersey and NY Rangers; the Rangers handed the Devils their only defeat, a 4-3 overtime loss at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 20.
  • New Jersey will play its first and only split-squad matchup of the preseason on Monday when half of the team will face off against the NY Islanders at Barclays Center.  The second half will travel to Prince Edward Island to battle the Ottawa Senators in Canada’s 2017 Kraft Hockeyville Game.
  • New Jersey out-shot their opponent 33-18, including 26-13 over the first two periods.
  • The Devils were 1-7 (14.2%) on the power play, while their PK unit was 5-6 (83.3%).
  • The Devils were penalized twice for having too many men on the ice, while the Rangers were penalized for bench minors on three occassions (2 face-off violation, 1 too many men).

Player Notes

  • Joseph Blandisi scored New Jersey’s first goal of the night on the power play at 8:41 of the second period.  Adam Henrique and John Quenneville each collected the helpers on the goal. Henrique also had seven shots on net tonight, more than any other player.
  • Cory Schneider started in net for New Jersey and played for the entire game for the first time this preseason, stopping 17 of 18 shots (.944 save %).
  • Drew Stafford sealed the win for the Devils, scoring the game-winner at 14:24 of the third period of a glove-side shot passed Rangers’ goaltender Brandon Halverson.  He earned first-star of the game honors.
  • John Moore led all Devils’ with four penalty minutes tonight (2 Roughing minors).
  • Ben Lovejoy led all Devils tonight in TOI with 20:47.


Next Up     *Subject to change
Tomorrow: 10:30 PM Practice at RWJ/Barnabas Health Hockey House (PEI Group)
                       12:00 PM Practice at RWJ/Barnabas Health Hockey House (others)

Monday: 6:00 PM at Ottawa (Kraft Hockeyville)
7:00 PM at NYI (Barclays Center)


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Devils Post Game: 9/21/17

New Jersey Devils 4 at Montreal Canadiens 1

  • Attendance: 21,288
  • Three Stars: 1. Taylor Hall 2. Nico Hischier 3. Will Butcher

Team Notes

  • The Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 at Bell Centre. New Jersey improved to 2-0-1 and have earned five out of six possible points so far during their seven-game preseason.
  • Tonight concluded the second half of the Devils only ‘back-to-back’ scenario this preseason as they finished 1-0-1 during that stretch.
  • New Jersey went 0-5 on the power play, while going 5-6 on the penalty kill.
  • Tonight was the first preseason game in which the Devils had zero face-off violation bench minors.
  • New Jersey out-shot the Canadiens  32-29.

Player Notes

  • Mirco Mueller kicked off the scoring for the Devils 0:51 into the first period. Mueller now has two goals in only two preseason games played.
  • Nico Hischier had the game winning goal and his second goal of the preseason at 15:30 of the second period.
  • Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri each had an assist on Hischier’s goal and tied for the team lead with four shots on net, while Hall also led the team with 20:40 TOI.
  • Jesper Bratt registered two goals including an empty-netter at the end of the game. Bratt now has three points in two games played.
  • Stefan Noesen had an assist on both of Bratt’s goals and led the Devils with four PIM.
  • Keith Kinkaid stopped 28 of 29 shots on net and allowed only one goal in two straight starts, while collecting his second win of the preseason.
  • Forwards Blake ColemanJoseph Blandisi and Marcus Johansson also recorded assists.
  • Nathan Bastian had a team high four hits on the night.


Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: *OFF

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Devils Post Game: 9/20/17

New Jersey Devils 3 at New York Rangers 4 (OT)

  • Attendance: 17,967
  • Three Stars: 1. Chris Kreider 2. Filip Chytil 3. Drew Stafford

Team Notes

  • The Devils lost, 4-3 OT, to their cross river rival, NY Rangers.  Despite the loss the Devils have earned three of a possible four points during their seven-game preseason.  The Devils and Rangers will face off once more on Saturday, September 23 at Prudential Center at 7:00 PM
  • Tonight was the first and only ‘back-to-back’ scenario for the Devils in this preseason.  The Devils had recovered from a one-goal deficit three-times to ultimately force overtime play when forward and professional tryout Jimmy Hayes was able tip a Damon Severson point shot over the left glove of Rangers’ goaltender Alexander Georgiev.
  • For the second consecutive game the Devils only had one faceoff violation while New York had three.
  • The Devils managed to score their first power play goal of the season when Brian Gibbons knotted the game at two-apiece at 7:15 of the second period.
  • The Devils had a preseason-high 23 penalty minutes.
  •  Each club registered 29 shots on net.

Player Notes

  • Jimmy Hayes skated in his second consecutive game of the preseason tonight against his brother Kevin Hayes.  Jimmy Hayes had a two-point-night with one goal and one assist in 12:40 of action.
  • Devils’ defenseman and captain Andy Greene led all players on both NJ and NYR with 25:57 minutes of playing time. Greene is entering his third-year as team captain.
  • Drew Stafford and Tim Erixon each made their unofficial Devils’ debuts tonight at the MSG. Stafford recorded primary assists on Pavel Zacha’s and Brian Gibbons’ (PPG) markers and led New Jersey with four hits.
  •  Pavel Zacha, entering his second full professional season, led all players with 6 shots on goal tonight.
  • Damon Severson also skated in his second game tonight since signing his six-year contract.
  •  Cory Schneider and Mackenzie Blackwood (OT) split the goaltending duties tonight.  Blackwood stopped 11 of 12 shots and was credited with the OT loss.  Schneider started the game and was 14-17 on the evening


Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: *10:30 AM practice on Practice Ice.

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Brian Boyle Diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Devils’ forward Brian Boyle, along with Executive VP/GM Ray Shero and Team Internist Dr. Michael Farber, announced today that he has been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

You can find the audio below:


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Devils Training Camp News: 9/19/17

New Jersey has assigned the following players to their junior teams:

Goaltender: Evan Cormier (Saginaw, OHL)

Defenseman: Jocktan Chainey (Halifax, QMJHL), Colby Sissons (Swift Current, WHL)

Forwards: Nikita Popugaev (Prince George, WHL), Marian Studenic (Hamilton, OHL)

In addition, the club has released forward Nicolas Guay from his amateur tryout.

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