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  1. Jagr to Devils: It can't hurt

    Mike Mazzeo

    Don't expect Jaromir Jagr to score 35-40 goals next season. After all, the 41-year-old winger hasn't produced 30 goals in a season since 2006-07. But if he lives up to reasonable expectations, Jagr, who agreed to terms with the New Jersey Dev...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  2. Kovalchuk's retirement is stunning

    Mike Mazzeo

    Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure in New Jersey is over -- just three years after it began. The superstar winger, arguably one of the top-five players in the National Hockey League, stunned the hockey world Thursday, announcing his retirement from the NHL....

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  3. Lamoriello enshrined in U.S. Hockey Hall

    Mike Mazzeo

    Devils GM Lou Lamoriello will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2012, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. Joining Lamoriello will be Mike Modano and Eddie Olczyk. They will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame t...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  4. The name's Salvador, Bryce Salvador

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Bryce Salvador may have been a so-called "no-name defenseman" going into the Stanley Cup finals. He isn't anymore. "I don't know how you couldn't know him," fellow blueliner Mark Fayne said after Salvador scored the decisive goa...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  5. Not your father's Devils anymore

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Peter DeBoer knew what style he wanted his team to play from the moment he was hired as head coach of the New Jersey Devils. "We want to pursue the puck. We want to dictate the pace of the play," DeBoer said in July. "But at the s...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  6. 2012 Stanley Cup finals -- Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils shru...

    Mike Mazzeo

    The National Hockey League and its broadcast partners may have been hoping for a Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup final, but the New Jersey Devils were more than happy to play spoiler.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  7. 'Baby Gio' emerges as hero in Game 5

    Mike Mazzeo

    AP Photo/Julio CortezStephen Gionta scored his third goal of the playoffs.NEW YORK -- Stephen Gionta spent most of the season in the AHL -- just as he has throughout his career. Now, the 28-year-old is playing a prominent role on a New Jersey Devi...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  8. Three keys for Devils in Game 2 win

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- The New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 2 on Wednesday night to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals series at 1. Here's how: 1. SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! The Devils didn't feel like they got enough puc...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  9. [UPDATE] Brodeur clarifies comments

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur reiterated that his comment about intentionally firing pucks at the New York Rangers in an attempt to injure their shot-blockers was taken out of context. "I know what I said and I know what ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Devils 3, Flyers 1

    Mike Mazzeo

    WHAT IT MEANS: The New Jersey Devils advanced to the NHL's version of the Final Four. And, rather stunningly, they did so with relative ease. Ilya Kovalchuk had a power-play goal and an assist, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves, and the Devils mov...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  11. Brodeur turns 40, gets perfect birthday gift

    Mike Mazzeo

    Ed Mulholland/US PresswireMartin Brodeur had a near-perfect birthday on Sunday night in Newark.NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur's 40th birthday was almost perfect. "I wish I would've gotten a shutout," the New Jersey Devils goaltender joked after m...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  12. Brodeur: 'I'm really enjoying the ride'

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur has yet to declare that he's coming back for another season. But a day before he turns 40, the New Jersey Devils future Hall of Fame goaltender certainly sounds as though he's leaning that way. "I think so," Brodeur...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  13. Kovalchuk works his magic on the ice

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Doctors and trainers worked their magic to get Ilya Kovalchuk back to the ice. Then the 29-year-old sniper worked his magic on it. Kovalchuk, who had to sit out Game 2 because of a back injury, capped off a brilliant one-goal,...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Devils 3, Panthers 2 (2 OT)

    Mike Mazzeo

    Recap | Box score | Photos WHAT IT MEANS: The New Jersey Devils trailed 3-2 in their first-round series with the Florida Panthers, but won consecutive do-or-die overtime games to move into the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. At 39, Brodeur shows he's still got it

    Mike Mazzeo

    Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur owns what feels like a million records. So the only thing the 39-year-old goaltender noted about his latest record was that it led to a win. Brodeur stopped all 26 shots he faced to reco...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  16. No 3-0 lead is safe -- even for the Devils

    Mike Mazzeo

    Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNEWARK, N.J. -- Six minutes and 16 seconds into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils didn't just have a 3-0 lead over the third-seeded Florida Panthers, they had history on their...

    Blog | April 18, 2012