Result: The Devils wrapped up the preseason with a 3-0 shutout of the Rangers in Newark.
New York Rangers defenseman Matt Hunwick (44) and New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) battle for position at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Need to know: The Devils got a shutout from goalie Cory Schneider, who had 20 saves as the Devils finished the preseason 4-1-1. The ageless Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the preseason while defenseman Adam Larsson had a pair of assists. The Devils scored a goal in each period, Tuomo Ruutu, Jagr and then Dainius Zuvrus on a tip-in in the third period.
Links: Box score
Up next: The Devils open the regular season at the Flyers on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m.
The Devils have trimmed their roster to 28 players sending goalie Keith Kinkaid, defenseman Seth Helgeson and forwards Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau to Albany of the AHL (Chere, Oct. 4).
The demotion of Kinkaid means that Scott Clemmensen has won the backup job after starting goalie Cory Schneider.
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Result: The Devils topped the Islanders 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday night at the Prudential Center.
Need to Know: Michael Cammalleri scored for the Devils in regulation.
Damien Brunner and Travis Zajac assisted on Cammalleri’s goal.
Travis Zacjac netted the winner in the fifth round of the shootout.
Cory Schneider saved 24 of 25 shots for the Devils in regulation.
Links: Boxscore | Game View
What’s Next: The Devils host the Rangers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in their final preseason game.
The Devils have released forward Ruslan Fedotenko and defenseman Tomas Kaberle, the team announced.
Fedotenko and Kaberle were in training camp in unsigned tryouts.
Result: Scott Gomez, hoping to make a comeback with the Devils, had two first-period goals to lead the Devils over the Flyers in a preseason game Sunday at the Prudential Center.
Need to Know: The Devils outshot the Flyers, 41-16.
Marek Zidlicky’s empty net goal with 44 seconds left clinched it for the Devils. Damien Brunner had two assists. Flyers goalie Rob Zepp had 39 saves.
Links: Box Score | Game View
Result: Brock Nelson’s goal gave the Islanders a 3-2 shootout victory over the Devils at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Need to Know: The Devils missed twice on three attempts in the shootout.
The Devils rallied from a 2-0 deficit after the first period on goals by Martin Havlat in the second and Michael Ryder early in the third.
Links: Box Score | Game View