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Devils' Nathan Bastian: Won't return Thursday
Bastian (upper body) will miss Thursday's game against the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
It will be the Devils' ninth straight game without Bastian, but he is making progress, according to coach Lindy Ruff. The 25-year-old forward has six goals and 12 points in 39 appearances this season. When Bastian is ready to return, he will likely serve in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Surrenders three goals to Islanders
Vanecek kicked out 31 of 34 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders on Monday.
Vanecek surrendered a goal in each period of the contest. The final two New York markers were scored on an empty net. Vanecek dropped to 29-10-4 with a 2.50 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 47 outings this season. He's now lost his last three appearances, though the 27-year-old's held the competition to seven goals on 82 shots in that span.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Erik Haula: Ends nine-game scoring drought
Haula scored a shorthanded goal in the Devils' 5-1 loss to the Islanders on Monday.
Haula brought his nine-game scoring drought to an end. His recent slump was an abrupt end to his hot streak from March 1-9 in which he provided three goals and seven points over five outings. Through 74 appearances this season, Haula has nine goals and 34 points. He probably won't catch up to his 2021-22 finish of 18 markers and 44 points.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Draws start Monday
Vanecek will be stationed between the pipes for Monday's road game against the Islanders, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek has dropped two straight games despite stopping a combined 44 of 48 shots in the process. The 27-year-old is 29-9-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season. He coughed up four goals on 17 shots in his lone appearance against the Islanders this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Ondrej Palat: Delivers clutch helper
Palat registered an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Senators.
Palat snapped a nine-game point drought with the secondary helper, which was clutch as it led to the game-winning goal. A groin injury that required surgery has limited Palat to 41 games this season, but with eight goals, 12 assists and a plus-8 rating, the veteran winger is seemingly doing enough to keep him from falling off the map in deep leagues.... See More ... See Less
Devils' John Marino: Supplies helper in home win
Marino posted an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Senators.
Marino occasionally shows up in the attacking zone -- as evidenced by his posting four goals and 10 assists through 56 games -- but he's primarily regarded as a stay-at-home blueliner who limits mistakes. In addition to his plus-14 rating, Marino has collected 41 hits and 72 blocked shots for a Devils team that will see the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Akira Schmid: Back in AHL
Schmid was reassigned to AHL Utica on Sunday.
Schmid has posted a record of 8-5-2 this season with a 2.24 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 17 appearances for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood, who returned to the lineup Saturday from a lower-body injury, stopped 25 shots in a 5-3 win over Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Gets win in return from injury
Blackwood (lower body) turned aside 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win over the Senators.
Blackwood made his first start since Feb. 19 due to the injury. Before he got hurt, Blackwood was doing fairly well with a 2.35 GAA and a .926 save percentage over his last three appearances. The 26-year-old didn't have an ideal showing Saturday -- in particular, he surrendered two goals on nine shots in the second period -- but the Devils helped him out by supplying plenty of offensive support to push his record up to 9-5-2 in 2022-23. The goaltender also has a 3.04 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 18 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Provides game-winning marker
Hamilton netted the game-winning goal in a 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.
Hamilton has been a fairly consistent offensive contributor lately, providing at least a point in six of his last nine outings. His last scoring drought of more than two straight contests took place from Nov. 28-Dec. 3, so it's been a while since Hamilton has suffered anything resembling a noteworthy slump. The 29-year-old has 19 goals and 68 points in 73 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Dawson Mercer: Scores in win over Ottawa
Mercer found the back of the net in a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Mercer scored early in the second period to extend the Devils' lead to 3-1. He has 23 goals and 51 points in 73 contests this season. Although Mercer has been productive offensively overall in 2022-23, the 21-year-old wasn't able to score a goal and had just one assist over his previous seven outings.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Tomas Tatar: Ends four-game point slump
Tatar tallied an empty-net goal in New Jersey's 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.
Tatar's marker ended his four-game scoring drought. He has 17 goals and 41 points in 73 contests this season. Tatar averaged 15:19 of ice time over his first 68 appearances in 2022-23, but he dropped to just 12:30 over a stretch of four outings from March 18-24. The 32-year-old bounced back to 14:33 against the Senators, so perhaps his stretch of lighter workloads is behind him.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jack Hughes: Reaches 40-goal mark
Hughes contributed a goal and an assist in New Jersey's 5-3 victory over the Senators on Saturday.
It was Hughes' second consecutive multi-point game, and he's provided three goals and five points in that span. Hughes' marker was scored on the power play midway through the first period to tie the game at 1-1, and his helper came on Dougie Hamilton's game-winning goal. With 69 appearances from Hughes in the books this season, the 21-year-old has established new career highs with 40 goals and 86 points.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jesper Bratt: Scores 31st goal of 2022-23
Bratt supplied a goal in a 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.
Bratt's marker came early in the second period to put New Jersey up 2-1. It was his 31st goal and 66th point in 73 outings this season. Bratt is on a four-game scoring streak with four goals and six points in that span.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Scoring streak reaches six games
Hischier recorded two assists in a 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.
Hischier extended his scoring streak to six contests, and he has two goals and nine points in that span. With his second helper of the game, Hischier reached the 70-point milestone for the first time in his career. The 24-year-old has also set personal bests this season with 30 goals and 232 shots in 72 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Starting against Ottawa
Blackwood (lower body) will start Saturday's home game against Ottawa, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood, who will play for the first time since Feb. 19, will be backed up by Vitek Vanecek. The 26-year-old Blackwood has a record of 8-5-2 this season with a 3.04 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 17 appearances. The Senators sit 18th in the league this campaign with 3.14 goals per game. Akira Schmid will be a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Miles Wood: Good to go
Wood (undisclosed) is available for Saturday night's game versus the Senators, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Wood, who's missed the last five games with an undisclosed injury, will presumably slot into a bottom-six role Saturday, likely replacing Nolan Foote in the lineup against Ottawa. Wood's picked up 11 goals and 24 points through 66 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|N. Bastian RW Nathan Bastian RW||Upper Body|
|C. Lazar RW Curtis Lazar RW||Lower Body|
|J. Bernier G Jonathan Bernier G||Hip|
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