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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...

New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13), from Switzerland, high-fives his teammates after scoring during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Hischer scores twice, Devils rout Capitals 5-1 to end skid

Jan. 11, 2020 10:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night that looked primed for Alex Ovechkin to fill the net, another first overall pick took over instead. Nico Hischier scored twice and was part of a strong defensive effort to end the last-place New Jersey Devils' three-game skid with a 5-1 rout of the NHL-leading Washington...

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) and defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) celebrate with left wing Chris Kreider (20) after Kreider scored a goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

DeAngelo, Panarin lead Rangers past Devils 6-3

Jan. 9, 2020 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An offensive outburst by defenseman Tony DeAngelo propelled the New York Rangers. DeAngelo recorded his first career hat trick and added two assists as the Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Thursday night. Rookie goaltender Igor Shesterkin collect his second career NHL win....

New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Anders Lee scores OT winner, Islanders beat Devils 4-3

Jan. 7, 2020 11:17 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Getting contributions from almost all their lines was what the New York Islanders needed to end their recent goal-scoring woes. Anders Lee scored with 51 seconds left in overtime and the Islanders got goals from three of their four lines in a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on...

Teammates congratulate Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96,) of Finland, after he scored a goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Rantanen's hat trick helps Avs cool streaking Devils

Jan. 4, 2020 11:14 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mikko Ratanen made the most of a chance to play on Colorado Avalanche's top line with Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon. Rantanen scored three goals after being moved to the top line in the second period and the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 Saturday night. “He...

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) looks over his shoulder as New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) blocks a shot with Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) watching during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hischier, Blackwood lead Devils to 2-1 win over Islanders

Jan. 2, 2020 11:07 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Although the playoffs seem out of reach, the New Jersey Devils are not going to waste the rest of the season. Nico Hischier scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Devils beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night for their third straight win. “We...

New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) celebrates with Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) after the Devils defeated the Boston Bruins in a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Devils defenseman Damon Severson scofred the game-deciding goal for a 3-2 victory over the Bruins. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils slip past Bruins with 3-2 win in a shootout

Dec. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Damon Severson took a ribbing from his teammates as the unlikely shootout star for the New Jersey Devils. Severson scored in the sixth round Tuesday to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Severson beat Jaroslav Halak with a backhand and Mackenzie Blackwood clinched the...

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) celebrates his winning goal over the Ottawa Senators during overtime NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hughes scores in OT, sends Devils past Senators 4-3

Dec. 29, 2019 9:17 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Even at 18, Jack Hughes has lived up to his billing as an impact player. Hughes scored 54 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Sunday night. "If I was going to pick a player, I was happy to see him (score)," said New Jersey interim head...

Devils score into own net, gifting Toronto a 5-4 OT win

Dec. 27, 2019 11:26 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Devils defenseman Damon Severson backhanded the puck into his own net in overtime, gifting the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over New Jersey on Friday night for their season-best sixth straight victory. Severson got the puck after Toronto's William Nylander lost control while driving...