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Devils in Seven: A Look at the Week Ahead

Monday, 03.26.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Devils in Seven: A Look at the Week Ahead

 

Martin Brodeur and the Devils will rev it up for four games this week.


March 26 - April 1

3/27: NJD at NYI, 7:30 p.m. (Versus, WFAN 660)
3/28: BJD at BUF, 7 p.m. (FSN NY, WFAN 660)
3/30: PHI at NJD, 7:30 p.m. (FSN NY, WFAN 660)
4/1: BOS at NJD, 3:30 p.m. (FSN NY, WFAN 660)

March 26, 2007

newjerseydevils.com – The Devils have company.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have pulled even with New Jersey atop the Atlantic Division after Sidney Crosby posted two goals and an assist in a 5-0 Pittsburgh win over Boston on Sunday.

But if New Jersey (44-23-8, 96 pts.) has its way, the deadlock won’t last long. The Devils could regain sole possession of first place with a win over the Islanders (36-27-12, 84 pts.) on Tuesday night. The Penguins will visit Washington.

Jim Dowd is a big reason why New Jersey is still tied with the Pens. Dowd scored twice against the Panthers in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout victory, evening the score after the Devils had fallen behind 2-1 and 3-2. It was the Brick, N.J.-native’s first-career two-goal game.

That helped set up a shootout, where New Jersey won on the strength of Martin Brodeur’s two stops and Travis Zajac’s deciding goal. The Devils snapped a three-game losing streak and nailed down their fourth win over their last eight contests.

For Brodeur, it was win No. 43 on the season, tying his career-high, and putting him within four wins of Bernie Parent’s single-season record of 47. The Devils have seven regular season games remaining.

Travis Zajac had an assist against Florida to continue his point-scoring streak to five games. Zajac has been red-hot of late, with seven points in his last eight contests.

After the Devils’ island getaway, it’s off to Buffalo for a meeting with the Sabres (48-20-7, 103 pts.) on Wednesday.

The East-leading Sabres have won four of their last six, but will enter their match-up with the Devils off of a 4-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday. After going 4-for-9 with the man advantage in two previous games, the Sabres power play unit went 0-for-4 against the Leafs in the defeat.

The Devils will return home on Friday to face the Flyers after having completed their second five-game road trip of the season. It will be New Jersey’s seventh meeting of the season with Philadelphia, which will host the Devils in the season series finale on April 5.

Brodeur and the Devils lead the series 5-0-1, but those five wins have been anything but easy. Four of them have been one-goal games, and no contest between the two teams this season has been decided by more than two goals.
 
New Jersey dropped its last meeting with the Flyers, 5-4 in overtime, back on March 6.

The Devils play the second game of their three-game homestand on Sunday, April 1, when they host the Boston Bruins. Due to a change in the league’s broadcast schedule, the start time has been changed to 3:30 p.m.


Upcoming Schedule:

 

 


Upcoming Promotions:

Date
Opponent
Promotion Eligible
3/30/07
Philadelphia
25th Anniversary Collector Pin All
4/1/07
Boston
Anniversary Team Photo Series 2003-04 All
4/3/07
Ottawa
Anniversary Team Photo Series 2005-06 All
4/8/07
Islanders
Fan Appreciation Day / Anniversary Team Photo Series 2006-07 / 25th Anniversary Souvenir Puck All


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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59