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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...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, is congratulated by center Nicklas Backstrom (19) from Sweden, defenseman John Carlson (74), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from Czech Republic, after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat Devils

Jan. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils. A fired-up Ovechkin came back from the bloody mouth to record his 25th career hat trick and lead the Capitals past the Devils 5-2...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks back as the puck goes in, next to New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews' hat trick lifts Leafs past Devils 7-4

Jan. 15, 2020 12:19 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Rasmus Sandin joked early in the day that Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe asked him to score 10 goals in his return to the NHL. Auston Matthews took care of the scoring with a hat trick, and Sandin, a 19-year-old defenseman who starred for Sweden at the recent world junior hockey...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Louis Domingue, left, makes a save in front of Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Devils end Lightning team record tying 10-game win streak

Jan. 12, 2020 11:10 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are starting to play their best hockey of the season and it cost the Tampa Bay Lightning their franchise-record tying 10-game winning streak. The improved play wasn't enough to save the job of Devils general manager Ray Shero. Louis Domingue stopped 26 shots...

New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Ray Shero is out as New Jersey Devils' general manager

Jan. 12, 2020 7:35 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

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...

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...