The Devils wrapped up their series against the Philadelphia Flyers in 5 games with a 3-1 victory last night. The Devils wait to see who their next opponent is in the Eastern Conference Finals. They will play either the New York Rangers or the Washington Capitals. Swarm it up!
Travis Zajac saves the Devils season as they win Game 6 in OT thanks to Zajac’s goal. The Devils hope to wrap up the series in Florida on Thursday in game 7 .
David Clarkson scored his 23rd goal of the year last night in the Devils 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Clarkson is having a career year this season in scoring. He has 23 goals and 10 assists. His career highs before that were 17 goals and 15 assists in 08-09. Clarkson has attributed some of his success this season to first year Devils head coach Pete DeBoer, who coached Clarkson in juniors for the Kitchener Rangers.
Martin Brodeur got his 21st win of the season in a 21 save effort against his hometown Montreal Canadiens. It could be Brodeur’s last time playing in Montreal should he retire at the end of the season. The win moves the Devils into 4th place in the East conference and puts the Devils 9 points behind the conference leading New York Rangers.
Dainius Zubrus celebrates Alexei Ponikarovsky’s goal in front of Ducks goaltender Joan’s Hiller. The Devils would go on to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shoot out last night at the Prudential Center.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first hat trick as a Devil in a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. He also assisted on Petr Sykora’s goal. Kovalchuk has been red hot since the All Star break. Congrats to Kovy on his first New Jersey Devils hat trick.
As you can see Marion Gaborik is on top of Martin Brodeur as the puck is in the net. The goal was disallowed and Gaborik was penalized with goaltender interference. Obviously it has caused much debate as to whether the goal should have counted. To be honest , I can see it going both ways but 99% of the time the referees are going to side with the goaltender. But these kind of things are a part of the game.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Bryce Salvador celebrate with Anton Volchenkov who scored his first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils in today’s 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The last time Volchenkov scored a goal was April 1st, 2010 when he played for the Ottawa Senators.
Ilya Kovalchuk had his first Gordie Howe Hat Trick (a fight, a goal and an assist) this afternoon in the Devils’ 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Kovalchuk had a really nice shot on Brayden Schenn’s face in the fight and was the clear cut victor in the fight. Kovalchuk was reacting to when Parise was slewfooted in the 2nd period. Good to see an emotional Kovalchuk.
Zach Parise scored 2 goals last night including the game winner in the Devils’ 5-3 come from behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens. With a celebration like this he may want to stay in New Jersey after all.