Martin Brodeur's impressive streak of starting 18 consecutive NHL season openers for the New Jersey Devils will come to an end Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Rangers tough guy Brandon Prust responded to accusations by Devils coach Pete DeBoer that he was targeting the Devils defenseman's head.
In a heated Hudson River clash that is threatening to become pretty nasty, the gloves were officially dropped Sunday when Rangers coach John Tortorella ripped the Devils, accusing them of selling penalty calls and skirting the rules.
New Jersey's Patrik Elias was fined $2,500 for his hit Thursday on Montreal's Mike Blunden during the first period of the Devils' 5-3 win over the Canadiens.
The New Jersey Devils have named 27-year-old forward Zach Parise team captain.
After an impressive training camp, 34-year-old Petr Sykora is back with the New Jersey Devils.