Islanders aim to continue run in clash vs. Devils

The New York Islanders aim to extend their point streak to seven games on Tuesday night when they open a three-game road trip against the New Jersey Devils in Newark, N.J. The Islanders saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt with a 1-0 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The setback dropped New York to 3-0-3 in its last six games, which is its longest point streak under coach Lane

Slumping Devils aim to turn around fortunes vs. Sabres

November likely can’t end soon enough for the New Jersey Devils. After a 5-2-1 run in October, the Devils are 3-7-0 this month with three games remaining, including Saturday night’s matchup against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The Devils have lost three in a row — including 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday — and have won only once in their past seven games. “That was just a tough result,” forward Jack

Sinking Devils aim for bounce-back vs. Blue Jackets

A run of deficient defensive performances is threatening to undo a quick start for the New Jersey Devils. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets are hoping the worst is over after their most productive showing of the first two months. The Devils attempt to stay over .500 on Friday afternoon in Newark, N.J., when they host the Blue Jackets, who are seeking consecutive wins for the second time this season. New Jersey began the season 6-2-1

Devils try to get back on track vs. well-traveled Wings

The New Jersey Devils have a rugged stretch of games this week, beginning with a trip to Detroit to face the Red Wings on Wednesday. The Devils, who have lost four of their past five games, host Columbus Friday and Buffalo Saturday. New Jersey’s lone victory the past two weeks came last Thursday. The Devils won at Pittsburgh 5-2, then fell at home to the New York Rangers 5-3 on Saturday. Winning the 50-50 battles

Sidney Crosby, Penguins ready for Devils

The biggest questions entering Thursday’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting New Jersey Devils were whether it would be a clash of each team’s top player, and which team’s streak will continue. Penguins center Sidney Crosby is expected to be there, and he’s flying, coming off a four-point night that helped Pittsburgh win its fifth straight game. Devils center Jack Hughes, however, will miss his fifth straight game with a right shoulder injury. He

Devils, Jets meet eyeing better defensive efforts

The New Jersey Devils haven’t enjoyed the glimpse of what life can be like without both Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes — their top two point scorers from last season — in their lineup. But if all goes according to plan, Tuesday night will be the last time the Devils have to worry about playing without both of their stars. The undermanned Devils are slated to begin a brief road trip when they visit the

Devils seek revenge on Capitals after October’s high-scoring affair

The New Jersey Devils will battle the Washington Capitals Friday night in Newark, N.J., in a game that will have a hard time matching the action from their last encounter. Washington visited New Jersey on Oct. 25, and that night the Capitals scored the only three goals in the first period, the Devils notched all four in the second and the Capitals scored three in the third for a 6-4 win. That game is notable

Offensively-challenged Avs to meet short-handed Devils

The Colorado Avalanche injected offense into their lineup in the offseason hoping to alleviate the scoring burden from their top line. It started out well, but now Colorado isn’t getting secondary scoring — or any scoring at all. The Avalanche have lost three of their past four games, getting shut out in all three setbacks, and have hit a funk after starting the season with six straight wins. They will try to break out of

Connor Bedard aims to stay hot as Blackhawks welcome Devils

Sunday night’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and visiting New Jersey Devils initially shaped up as a matchup of two of the past five top overall picks in the NHL draft. An upper-body injury to New Jersey star forward Jack Hughes, however, figures to shine more of the spotlight on Chicago’s Connor Bedard, the No. 1 selection in 2023. Hughes’ status remained uncertain after he left during the first period of Friday’s 4-1 loss at

Matt Boldy set to return as Wild host Devils

The Minnesota Wild expect to welcome back one of their top young players when they host the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in Saint Paul, Minn. Wild forward Matt Boldy returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to suit up against the Devils barring any setbacks before the game. The 22-year-old has missed the past seven games because of an upper-body injury that he sustained on Oct. 14 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In