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Monday
May042015

NJ Devils Hire Ray Shero as General Manager

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as general manager of the New Jersey Devils, but will remain with the club as president of hockey operations.

The Devils are turning to Ray Shero to take over as GM. The 52-year-old Shero previously served in the same capacity with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-14, winning a Stanley Cup title in 2009.

“Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win,” Lamoriello said via the New Jersey Devils Twitter feed. “His 22 seasons of #NHL front-office experience will be beneficial to the #NJ Devils organization. I look forward to working alongside Ray.”

Lamoriello has been with the Devils since 1987, capturing three Stanley Cup titles during his tenure.


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Tuesday
Mar172015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/17/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Midwest Region – First Round: (16) Hampton 74 (17-17) – (16) Manhattan 64 (19-14)

NBA:  Detroit Pistons 105 (24-43) – Memphis Grizzlies 95 (47-21)

New York Knicks 104 (14-53) – San Antonio Spurs 100 (41-25) OT

Houston Rockets 107 (45-22) – Orlando Magic 94 (21-48)

New Orleans Pelicans 85 (37-30) – Milwaukee Bucks 84 (34-33)

Los Angeles Clippers 99 (43-25) - Charlotte Hornets 92 (29-37)

NHL: Ottawa Senators 2 (34-21-11; 79pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (26-34-9; 61pts) OT

New Jersey Devils 2 (30-29-11; 71pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (39-21-10; 88pts)

Buffalo Sabres 2 (20-43-7; 47pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (36-23-11; 83pts) SO

Montreal Canadiens 3 (44-20-7; 95pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (31-25-14; 76pts)

Minnesota Wild 3 (39-24-7; 85pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (43-21-8; 94pts)

Winnipeg Jets 5 (35-23-12; 82pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (34-28-8; 76pts)


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Friday
Feb272015

Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The Florida Panthers have acquired winger Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016.

The Panthers are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and Jagr's presence should make that goal more obtainable.

The 43-year-old, five-time scoring champion has 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jagr won back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Following the 1998-99 season, Jagr received the Hart Memorial Trophy which is given to the player deemed most valuable to his team.

Jagr currently ranks first among active NHL leaders in points (1,784), games played (1,530), assists (1,068), goals (716), power play goals (202), and plus/minus (+284).


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Monday
Feb232015

Scoreboard Roundup - 2/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 87 (36-21) – Milwaukee Bucks 71 (31-25)

Miami Heat 119 (24-31) – Philadelphia 76ers 108 (12-44)

New Orleans Pelicans 100 (29-27) – Toronto Raptors 97 (37-19)

Houston Rockets 113 (38-18) - Minnesota Timberwolves 102 (12-43)

Brooklyn Nets 110 (23-31) - Denver Nuggets 82 (20-36)

Boston Celtics 115 (21-33) - Phoenix Suns 110 (29-28)

Utah Jazz 90 (21-34) - San Antonio Spurs 81 (34-22)

Memphis Grizzlies 90 (41-14) Los Angeles Clippers 87 (37-20)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (17) Louisville 52 (22-6) - Georgia Tech 51 (12-16)

NHL: New Jersey Devils 3 (25-26-9; 59pts) – Arizona Coyotes 0 (20-33-7; 47pts)

Anaheim Ducks 4 (38-16-7, 83 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 3 (33-14-11, 77 pts) (F/SO)


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Tuesday
Feb102015

New Jersey Devils Hot Streak Cools Off

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- The New Jersey Devils entered Monday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers as one of the hottest teams in the NHL. It was the Oilers (15-30-9, 39 pts) who turned up the heat however, as they extinguished the Devils 2-1.

The Devils (21-24-9, 51 pts) began the night honoring Patrik Elias for scoring his 1,000th career point -- achieved last month against Buffalo. 

Elias promptly put the Devils ahead when he crushed the puck over the glove side shoulder of Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens 5:47 into the first period.

The team would hold the lead until the Oilers' Oscar Klefborn beat Cory Schneider with under a minute to go in the first. Nail Yakupov would seize the lead for Edmonton in the second on a power play goal.

"We all have to look ourselves in the mirror and I need to find a way to be one better," Schneider said. "That's our recipe for success -- keep it at one or two -- tonight I couldn't come up with that one save we needed and we weren't able to pull this one out of the fire."

General manager Lou Lamoriello wouldn't put any of the blame on Schneider's shoulders, instead blaming the energy of the team on the ice and the inconsistency shooting on scoring chances.

"Cory has been that way consistently, each and every night," Lamoriello said. "Goaltending is not the issue."

With two tough games coming up for the Devils in Chicago and Nashville, it's now or never for their season.


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Wednesday
Jan282015

Blues G Martin Brodeur Set to Retire on Thursday

christian ammann/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur is set to announce his retirement from the National Hockey League on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Brodeur, who spent the previous 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, signed with St. Louis on Dec. 2, 2014. In seven games with the Blues, he went 3-3 with a .287 goals against average.

During Brodeur's illustrious career, he won the Vezina Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL's best goaltender, four times (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008), and has finished in the top five in voting for the league's MVP seven times.

Brodeur has complied a record of 691-397-176, along with a 2.24 goals against average, a .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts. Last season with the Devils, he finished with a 19-14-6 record with a 2.51 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.


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Tuesday
Jan062015

Scoreboard Roundup - 1/6/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Phoenix Suns 102 (21-16) – Milwaukee Bucks 96 (18-18)

Detroit Pistons 105 (11-23) - San Antonio Spurs 104 (21-15)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 89 (14-0) – Mississippi 86 (9-5) OT

(8) Villanova 90 (14-1) - (24) St. Johns 72 (11-4)

(17) Iowa State 63 (11-2) - Oklahoma State 61 (11-3)

(22) Ohio State 74 (13-3) - Minnesota 72 (11-5)

(23) Arkansas 79 (12-2) - Georgia 75 (9-4)

NHL: New Jersey Devils 4 (15-20-7; 37pts) – Buffalo Sabres 1 (14-24-3; 31pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 2 (15-18-7; 37pts) – Ottawa Senators 1 (16-15-8; 40pts) SO

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (26-12-4; 56pts) – Montreal Canadiens 2 (26-12-2; 54pts)

Nashville Predators 3 (26-9-4; 56pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 2 (12-24-4; 28pts)

San Jose Sharks 4 (22-14-5; 49pts) – Minnesota Wild 3 (18-15-5; 41pts) 

Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (18-17-3, 39 pts) - Dallas Stars 2 (18-15-6, 42 pts)

St. Louis Blues 6 (24-13-3, 51 pts) - Arizona Coyotoes 0 (15-20-4, 34 pts)

Detroit Red Wings 4 (21-10-9, 51 pts) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (9-23-9, 27 pts)

Vancouver Canucks 3 (23-12-3, 49 pts) - New York Islanders 2 (26-13-1, 53 pts)


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Monday
Dec292014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- College Football Bowl Games – Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M 45 (8-5) – West Virginia 37 (7-6)

Russell Athletic Bowl: (17) Clemson 40 (10-3) – Oklahoma 6 (8-5)

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas 31 (7-6) - Texas 7 (6-7)

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 104 (16-16) – Charlotte Hornets 94 (10-22) OT

Chicago Bulls 92 (22-9) – Indiana Pacers 90 (11-21)

Brooklyn Nets 107 (14-16) – Sacramento Kings 99 (13-18)

Orlando Magic 102 (13-21) – Miami Heat 101 (14-18)

Washington Wizards 104 (22-8) - Houston Rockets 103 (21-9)

Los Angeles Clippers 101 (21-11) - Utah Jazz 97 (10-21)

NHL:  Boston Bruins 5 (19-15-3; 41pts) – Detroit Red Wings 2 (19-9-9; 47pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (23-11-2; 48pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (10-22-4; 24pts)

New Jersey Devils 3 (13-18-7; 33pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (22-9-5; 49pts)

New York Islanders 4 (24-11-1; 49pts) – Washington Capitals 3 (18-11-7; 43pts) OT

Ottawa Senators 5 (15-14-7; 37pts) – Buffalo Sabres 2 (14-20-3; 31pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (23-11-4; 50pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (20-14-3; 43pts)

St. Louis Blues 3 (22-11-3; 47pts) – Colorado Avalanche 0 (13-15-8; 34pts)

Minnesota Wild 3 (17-13-4; 38pts) – Winnipeg Jets 2 (19-11-7; 45pts)

Calgary Flames 2 (20-15-3, 43pts) - Los Angeles Kings 1 (18-12-7, 43pts)

Arizona Coyotes 4 (14-18-4, 32pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 2 (14-16-6, 34pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 5 (25-10-2, 52pts) - Nashville Predators 4 (23-9-3, 49pts) SO

Dallas Stars 3 (16-14-5, 37pts) - New York Rangers 2 (19-11-4, 42pts)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (2) Duke 86 (11-0) - Toledo 69 (7-5)

(11) Texas 66 (11-2) - Rice 55 (3-8)


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Saturday
Dec272014

Devils Fire Coach DeBoer

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J) --  What a difference a few years makes.

In 2012, Pete DeBoer, had New Jersey fans re-energized about Devils hockey with a surprising run to the Stanley Cup finals.  Friday, the team confirmed that it has fired DeBoer. Bob McKenzie of TSN was first to report the story. 

The Devils have struggled in 2014, they are 12-17-7 and ranked 7th in the metropolitan division.  The Devils have also struggled in shootouts as they lost all twelve attempts last season and lost six of eight attempts this season.

Granted, all of the team's struggles cannot be laid on the shoulders of DeBoer.  The team has not been the same since Zach Parise signed with the Minnesota Wild before the 2013 season and Ilya Kovalchuk returned to play hockey in Russia. 

DeBoer was 114-93-41 in 3 1/2 seasons with New Jersey.


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Tuesday
Dec162014

Islanders Rally for Shootout Win over New Jersey

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) -- The New York Islanders rallied from a third period deficit for the second straight game, defeating the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in a shootout on Monday night. It was the ninth time in nine tries this year that the Islanders (21-10-0, 42pts) won in extra time.

"We have a lot of confidence, whether it's in OT or shootout," said Josh Bailey who scored the game-winner in the shootout. "We have a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net."

The Devils (11-15-6, 28pts) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, scoring first on the power play. Marek Zidlicky's slapshot after the penalty to Anders Lee opened the scoring, getting assists from Scott Gomez and Jaromir Jagr. The trio combined for the second goal of the night as well with Jagr and Zidlicky assisting on Gomez's goal.

Bailey started the comeback late in the second when he beat Keith Kinkaid, a Long Island native, with less than two minutes remaining in the period. Matt Martin then knotted things up midway through the third on a wide-angle shot to Kinkaid's left. 

A scoreless overtime sent the game into the shootout where the two teams came out tied after three attempts. In the fifth round of the shootout, Bailey beat Kinkaid between his legs and New Jersey's Jacob Josefson missed his shot over the net to give the Islanders the win.

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for the Islanders, who are now 6-0 this year in shootouts, while Kinkaid stopped 31 shots as the Devils fall to 1-5 in sudden death. 


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