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Devils notch 1,000th win since N.J. arrival

Victory on Nov. 14 improved Devils' all-time mark to 1000-852-248

Monday, 11.16.2009 / 3:23 PM / News
New Jersey Devils
Young fans from the Devils' early days.
Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Capitals marked a major milestone for Jersey's Team: it was the 1,000th win for the Devils since their 1982 relocation from Colorado.

The organization got its start in Kansas City, going 27-110-23 in two seasons (1974-75, '75-76) as the Scouts. The Scouts soon landed in Colorado, where they became the Rockies and went 113-281-86 in six campaigns from 1976 to 1982.

On May 27, 1982, Dr. John McMullen, John Whitehead and Brendan Byrne purchased the Rockies and received NHL approval to move the team to New Jersey's Meadowlands. The Rockies were officially renamed the "Devils" in fan balloting on June 30, 1982. 

The Devils tied Pittsburgh, 3-3, in their NHL/Meadowlands debut on Oct. 5, 1982, and notched their first-ever victory three days later with a 3-2 triumph over the visiting New York Rangers.

The Devils won just 17 games in each of their first two seasons in the Garden State. Since the arrival of Hall-of-Fame GM Lou Lamoriello in 1987, the Devils have captured 11 100-point seasons and three Stanley Cups. Here's a look at the Devils' benchmarks along the way:

Date
Opponent Score Win #
Game #
October 8, 1982
NYR 3-2 1
2
December 19, 1986 WSH 6-4 100
352
January 13, 1990
@ QUE 5-4 200
606
December 11, 1992 PIT 2-1 300
828
October 21, 1995
OTT 4-1 400
1023
December 26, 1997
NYI 4-3 500
1216
January 19, 2000
CHI 4-1 600
1391
April 3, 2002
@ CAR 3-2 700
1585
October 29, 2005
@ BOS 5-4 (So) 800
1765
November 24, 2007
@ TB 3-2 900
1941
November 14, 2009
WAS 5-2 1000
2100

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 22 3 10 -2 13
M. Cammalleri 16 8 4 4 12
A. Henrique 16 6 6 4 12
M. Ryder 22 4 7 3 11
M. Zidlicky 22 3 8 -2 11
P. Elias 22 2 9 -8 11
T. Zajac 22 4 4 -2 8
D. Severson 22 4 4 2 8
E. Gelinas 18 2 5 3 7
T. Ruutu 21 5 1 2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 9 9 2 .916 2.56
S. Clemmensen 0 0 1 .852 4.71