Recap: The Devils beat the Blackhawks on Tuesday night at the Prudential center.
Need to Know: The Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead when Jordin Tootoo‘s wrist shot beat Scott Darling late in the first period.
With the Blackhawks applying most of the pressure in the second period, they got even at the 10:55 mark when Bryan Bickell beat Keith Kinkaid, who was making his first career start in net for the Devils, to make it 1-1.
Stephen Gionta knocked in a rebound early in the third period to put the Devils up by the score of 2-1.
With roughly three minutes to go in the third, Duncan Keith put a rebound past Kinkaid to even things, 2-2.
After a scoreless overtime period, the Blackhawks tallied the only two goals in the shootout en route to the victory.
Links: AP recap | Box Score
What’s Next: The Devils travel to Philadelphia to play the Flyers on Thursday at 7.
Recap: The Devils topped the Hurricanes on Monday night in Raleigh.
Need to Know: The Devils fell behind, 1-0, when Justin Faulk beat Corey Schneider at the 7:11 mark of the first period.
In the second period, New Jersey evened the score when Jaromir Jagr found the back of the net. Five minutes later, with less than 20 seconds to go in the period, Adam Henrique put the Devils up 2-1 when he cashed in on the power play.
The Devils were out-shot 17-1 in the third period, but were able to hold on for the victory.
Links: AP recap | Box Score
What’s Next: The Devils return home to face the Blackhawks Tuesday night at 7.
Adam Larsson has been placed on injured reserve with the flu, retroactive to December 2.
Martin Havlat has been activated off IR, the team said.
The Devils have recalled defenseman Peter Harrold (Gulitti, Dec. 7).
To make room on the roster, they assigned RW Damien Brunner to Albany.
Result: The Devils fells to the Capitals 4-1 on Saturday night.
Need to Know: The Capitals and Devils were tied 1-1 after the first period thanks to a Patrik Elias goal.
Cory Schneider made 25 saves on 28 shots. Brooks Laich scored an empty netter at the end of the third period.
Braden Holtby made 33 saves on 34 shots for Washington.
New Jersey dropped to 3-4-3 at Prudential Center, having played the fewest home games of any NHL team this season.
Links: Recap | Box Score | Play-By-Play
What’s Next: The Devils play at Carolina on Monday night.
Martin Brodeur was back in a familiar venue in an unfamiliar uniform.
The future Hall of Famer has visited Nassau Coliseum on many occasions, but only ever wearing the red and black of the New Jersey Devils. On Saturday afternoon Brodeur made his first appearance with the St. Louis Blues and helped propel them to a 6-4 win over the Islanders.
Brodeur came into the game in the second period after Jake Allen allowed three goals in the opening 20 minutes. The newest member of the Blues made 14 saves and allowed only one goal in relief.
Saturday afternoon was the first time since January 8, 2011 that Brodeur entered a game in relief of another goalie.
“I didn’t expect to play,” Brodeur told a throng of reporters gathered around his stall after the game. “To be able to come in and the team respond the way they did definitely makes me feel good. I didn’t get much work, but in the third there were a couple close ones.
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Overall Grade: C-
The Devils are 10-12-4 and are fifth in the Metropolitan Division, with their offense and goaltending both been struggling this season.
New Jersey is among the bottom third of teams in scoring, with 63 goals on the season, ahead of just six other NHL teams (Columbus, Edmonton, Carolina, Winnipeg, Florida and Buffalo).
They’ve allowed 75 goals this year, with eight teams allowing more (Dallas is last in the league: 94 goals against). Cory Schneider has a 2.54 goals against average, while Keith Kinkaid has a 2.22 GAA in two games and Scott Clemmenson has a 4.71 GAA through three games played.
New Jersey also ranks among the lowest in average attendance, according to HockeyDB.com, attracting 14,861 fans per game. That’s ahead of four teams — including the New York Islanders (13,845).