Halak helps Bruins blank Ducks 3-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games. Chris Wagner added an empty-netter with 1:31 remaining.
Kevin Boyle made 26 saves for the Ducks, who have lost 20 of their past 23 games.
Nico Hischier scores in OT as Devils rally to beat Wild 5-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A goaltender who was winless in his previous 21 decisions outplayed an All-Star down the stretch Friday night.
Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months when Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a wild 5-4 victory over the slumping Minnesota Wild.
Hischier, Marcus Johansson and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist for the Devils, who won for the second time in eight games. Will Butcher and Ben Lovejoy also scored.
Nico Hischier scores in OT, Devils beat Canadiens 3-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Nico Hischier wore the alternate captain's "A'' on his jersey for the first time in his career. The 20-year-old Swiss star has fast become a leader for the New Jersey Devils.
Hischier scored at 1:56 of overtime after tying it midway through the third period in the Devils' 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Hischier tied it at 11:26 of the third, getting his stick on a loose puck in the slot.
Boyle scores 3 times as Devils beat Penguins 5-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Boyle scored three times for his first career hat trick, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Monday.
Boyle got his natural hat trick on "Hockey Fights Cancer" night in Pittsburgh. It included two power-play goals and two redirections in front of the net.
New Jersey Devils looking for more than playoffs this year
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Getting to the playoffs isn't going to be good enough for the New Jersey Devils this season. The goals are now higher.
Coming off their worst season in nearly 30 years, the Devils shocked the NHL last year by returning to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It would be easy to say the New Jersey Devils are back after ending a six-year playoff drought.
John Hynes' team went from last in the Eastern Conference in 2016-17 to the postseason in less in the year, riding a career year by left wing Taylor Hall and outstanding first seasons by No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier and Will Butcher. This was a team that made it tough on opponents almost every time it stepped on the ice.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have moved to the brink of their first playoff berth since 2012 by forgetting the big picture and concentrating on the little things.
There is nothing more important than the here and now, and the Devils conveyed that message to the rival New York Rangers on Tuesday night in moving within two points of the postseason.
Blue Jackets snap three-game skid on rare Harrington goal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets needed their best player to step up with the playoffs starting to slip away, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky didn't disappoint.
Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots and made a couple of big third-period saves to preserve the lead as the Blue Jackets snapped a three-game losing streak and ended the New Jersey Devils' four-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision on Tuesday night.
Devils goaltender Schneider out another week with injury
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have placed top goaltender Cory Schneider on injured reserve with groin and hip injuries.
The team announced the move Monday, saying Schneider is expected to start skating next week.
Schneider hasn't played since being hurt on Jan. 23 in a game against Boston. He leads the team with a 17-11-6 record with a 2.79 goals-against average.
Cancer survivor Boyle scores on special night in Devils’ win
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Brian Boyle scored one of the most meaningful goals of his career to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Friday night.
The Devils were marking "Hockey Fights Cancer Night," a battle especially meaningful to Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia during training camp and missed the first 10 games of the season while undergoing treatment.
Moore gives Devils 4-3 overtime win against Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devils defenseman John Moore is becoming an overtime specialist for a New Jersey team specializing in big road wins.
Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime and the Devils overcame a late letdown to cap a successful road trip with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Devils, Golden Knights off to surprising strong starts
After finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season, the New Jersey Devils have been among the NHL's surprise teams.
The Devils have been atop the Metropolitan Division for most of the opening weeks and are 6-2-0 for their best start since beginning with the same record 15 years ago.
"Our team's played extremely hard," coach John Hynes said. "I thought we'd come out of training camp ready to play."
Devils pound Sabres 6-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An influx of offensive-minded rookies has the New Jersey Devils off to a 2-0 start.
Jesper Bratt had two goals and an assist in his second NHL game and the Devils earned a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
Marcus Johansson also had two goals and an assist, Brian Gibbons added a goal and an assist, Taylor Hall had two assists, Stefan Noesen scored and No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier recorded his first NHL point for the Devils.
Butcher steals spotlight from Hischier in 4-1 Devils win
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils' youth movement has a lot more going for it than No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier.
The Devils are three deep in the rookie department. Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher and Swedish import Jesper Bratt stole a lot of the spotlight from Hischier in a 4-1 season-opening victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.