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What Players Will the New Jersey Devils Move Next Season

March 27th, 2015 at 1:06 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils appear to be out of the NHL playoffs for the third straight season. They are currently on a three game losing streak and with just eight games left to in the regular season, what players will be traded before the start of next year?

General manager and interim head coach Lou Lamoriello understands his position and knows that the red and black desperately need a goal scorer to help boost the club. The Devils have a core built around young defenseman that have been improving all season long; Adam Larsson (22), Damon Severson (20), Jon Merrill (23), and Eric Gelinas (23).

If those four players remain together than New Jersey has a very bright future ahead of them in term of young talent. However, if Lamoriello wants to acquire a goal scorer one of them may need to be traded. Defender Gelinas knows this as well as all of the players on the locker room.

"If we do stay together, great, but there's always a possibility of a change of address," Gelinas said. "I personally went through it in juniors quite often. I know what it feels like. Hopefully we'll stay together. If not, I guess that's part of the business."

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New Jersey Devils Dramatic Comeback is Denied; Fall to the Washington Capitols 3-2 in OT

March 26th, 2015 at 9:43 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils lost their third consecutive game after suffering a loss to the Washington Capitols by the final score of 3-2 in overtime. With the loss, the red and black drop to 31-31-12 and sit with 74 points in the Eastern Conference. The team is now 11 points behind the Ottawa Senators for the final wildcard position in the conference. Leading the way for New Jersey was center Travis Zajac and winger Steve Bernier who scored the teams only goals. There was one line change for the red and black as they took out Stefan Matteau and gave the start to Tuomo Ruutu.

Devils' lines:

Reid Boucher- Scott Gomez- Bernier

Mike Cammalleri- Zajac- Jordin Tootoo

Adam Henrique- Patrik Elias- Stephen Gionta

Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Dainius Zubrus

Devils' defense

Andy Greene- Adam Larsson

Jon Merrill- Damon Severson

Mark Fraser- Eric Gelinas

The first period was pretty evenly matched with great chances from both teams. However, Washington jumped out to an early lead with 17:10 remaining in the first when Karl Alzner received the puck at the left side point. The defender skated to the left circle and ripped a snap shot to the lower left post past New Jersey's goalie Cory Schneider for the 1-0 lead.

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New Jersey Devils Morning Skate Update

March 25th, 2015 at 12:04 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils took to the ice this morning to prepare for their game against the Washington Capitols. The team will leave later on today and travel to D.C. The red and black are 12 points behind the Ottawa Senators for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. With just nine games left in the regular season it seems very unlikely that New Jersey will make it to the playoffs. It will be the third straight season the Devils missed the playoffs after previously reaching the post season 14 out of 15 straight years.

Monday general manager and interim head coach Lou Lamoriello decided to start some younger players to evaluate their talent. Both Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau did well with their opportunities. Both players were practicing this morning but there were some line changes. Peter Harrold who has been playing right wing on the fourth line for two weeks now was moved back to defense.

Devils' practice lines:

Adam Henrique- Patrik Elias- Stephen Gionta

Boucher- Scott Gomez- Steve Bernier

Mike Cammalleri- Travis Zajac- Jordin Tootoo

Tuomo Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Dainius Zubrus

Extras: Matteau- Michael Ryder- Martin Havlat

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Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher Fit Right in with the New Jersey Devils

March 24th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils realized on Monday that their playoff chances were not realistic. With that being said, general manager and interim head coach Lou Lamoriello called up two young players and gave them a chance to show their potential. Those players were Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher. Matteau, 21, who was drafted in the first round back in 2012 has played a total of 17 NHL games all but one being in his rookie season during the lockout shortened year. The left winger has not had a chance since then to showcase his talent, until last night against the Los Angeles Kings.

Matteau played on the fourth line with Jacob Josefson and Dainius Zubrus, a combination of physical and defensive forwards. The 21 year old saw 9:46 of ice time and delivered some good hits.

"A couple hits, a couple shots," Matteau said. "I thought I did my job, I got the pucks out, I got the pucks in. I felt pretty good. It would have been nice to get the win, but it's always fun to play in the National Hockey League."

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New Jersey Devils Fall to the Los Angeles Kings 3-1

March 23rd, 2015 at 9:33 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils lost their second straight game when they were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 at home. With the loss, the red and black fall back to .500 with a record of 31-31-11 and 73 points. The team remains 11 points behind the Boston Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. There were several lineup changes for New Jersey tonight including the addition of two youngsters; Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau. Leading the way for the red and black was center Scott Gomez who scored the only goal for the home team.

Devils' lines:

Boucher- Gomez- Steve Bernier

Mike Cammalleri- Travis Zajac- Jordin Tootoo

Adam Henrique- Patrik Elias- Stephen Gionta

Matteau- Jacob Josefson- Dainius Zubrus

Devils' defense:

Andy Greene- Adam Larsson

Jon Merrill- Damon Severson

Mark Fraser- Eric Gelinas

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