Devils open 2013-14 season Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh

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Devils open 2013-14 season Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh

The Devils will open their 2013-14 regular-season schedule on Thursday, October 3 at Pittsburgh (7:00 PM), before returning home on Friday, October 4 to face the New York Islanders at Prudential Center at 7:00 PM.

The home portion of the Devils’ schedule includes 23 weekend dates, including ten Friday games, eight Saturday contests and five Sunday matches. Prudential Center will present matinees on Tue., Dec. 31 vs. Pittsburgh (1:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 2 vs. San Jose (3:00 PM) and Sun., Apr. 13 vs. Boston (3:00 PM). As part of the NHL’s Stadium Series™, the club will host the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Sun., Jan. 26 at 12:30 PM. All other home games are set for 7:00 PM, with the exception of six 7:30 PM starts: Tue., Oct. 29 vs. Tampa Bay; Wed., Dec. 18 vs. Ottawa; Tue., Jan. 7 vs. Philadelphia; Mon., Feb. 3 vs. Colorado; Mon., Mar. 31 vs. Florida and Fri., Apr. 11 vs. NY Islanders. New Jersey will play a season-high five-game homestand from Tue., Mar. 18 through Thu., Mar. 27.

The Devils’ road schedule includes a season-high five-game road trip with stops Mon., Oct. 7 at Edmonton; Tue., Oct. 8 at Vancouver; Fri., Oct. 11 at Calgary; Sun., Oct. 13 at Winnipeg and Thu., Oct. 17 at Ottawa.

On March 14, the National Hockey League approved a realignment plan, creating two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference and two seven-team divisions in the Western Conference. A new scheduling matrix ensures that all 30 teams play in all 30 arenas at least once a season.

The Devils will play 30 games vs. divisional opponents: five vs. NY Islanders and NY Rangers and four vs. Carolina, Columbus, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington. The club will play 24 non-divisional/intra-conference contests: three each vs. Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto. New Jersey will play 28 non-conference matches: two games each vs. Anaheim, Calgary, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Nashville, Phoenix, San Jose, St. Louis, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51