Latest Lindy Ruff News

Devils GM Fitzgerald looking for more from coach Lindy Ruff

May. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

General manager Tom Fitzgerald hired Lindy Ruff two years ago to coach the New Jersey Devils because of his success developing young players in the NHL. While there is no doubt that Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, Jesper Bratt and Yegor Sharangovich have taken their games to new heights,...

Devils shake-up: Assistant coaches Recchi, Nasreddine out

May. 04, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils shook up their assistant coaching ranks Wednesday, firing Mark Recchi while not renewing the contract of Alain Nasreddine. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the decisions Wednesday, less than a week after New Jersey missed the...

New Jersey Devils have another rough season under Ruff

May. 02, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — All the talk about the New Jersey Devils being young, talented and on the verge of restoring the organization to its past glory is starting to get old. While there were glimpses of potenial this season, the Devils did not play with the consistency needed to be...

What it takes for NHL playoff contenders to win Stanley Cup

May. 02, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out. Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the...

Hurricanes defeat Devils 6-3 in regular-season finale

Apr. 28, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and two assists and the Carolina Hurricanes closed a record-setting regular season with a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. The Hurricanes, who clinched the Metropolitan Division title two nights earlier,...

Hurricanes rally to beat Devils 3-2 in OT, win 3rd straight

Apr. 23, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For 55 minutes against the lowly New Jersey Devils, the Carolina Hurricanes were in danger of seeing their chances at winning the Metropolitan Division take a major hit. A couple of lucky bounces, a never-give-up attitude and good games from a pair of rookies...

Okposo, Tuch score short-handed goals, Sabres beat Devils

Apr. 22, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Okposo and Alex Tuch scored short-handed goals less than a minute apart in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Rasmus Dahlin, Owen Power and Jeff Skinner also scored, and 40-year-old Craig Anderson had...

Devils land a blow to Vegas' playoff hopes with 3-2 win

Apr. 19, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Bastian had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Monday night. The Golden Knights blew their chance to gain ground on the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division, and their playoff hopes lessened severely...

Donato lifts Kraken past Devils 4-3 in shootout

Apr. 17, 2022 01:58 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Donato scored in the shootout for Seattle and New Jersey missed all three of its attempts, with two saved by Phillip Grubauer, as the Kraken beat the Devils 4-3 on Saturday night. Rookie Matty Beniers scored his first NHL goal, which gave Seattle a 3-2 lead at...

Zetterlund, Bahl score 1st NHL goals as Devils down Coyotes

Apr. 13, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Fabian Zetterlund and Kevin Bahl got their first career goals and New Jersey scored twice in the final minute of the second period, sending the Devils to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Tomas Tatar and Jesper Boqvist scored 22 seconds...