Nelson scores 2 to lead Islanders to 6-4 win over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. — (AP) — Brock Nelson scored twice, Cal Clutterbuck had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat New Jersey 6-4 Friday night, handing the first-place Devils just their second regulation loss in 21 games. It’s a team that’s been playing well all year and we’re trying to catch them,″ said Islanders forward Zach Parise. Nelson scored from the right side off a pass from Romanov to tied it with 4:23 left, giving him a point in seven straight games. Romanov also leveled Devils forward Miles Wood with a body check at 12:05 of the second, sparking a melee in near the Islanders net. It was the sixth time this season — and fourth in the last six games — the Islanders scored two less than a minute apart.wftv.com
Devils top Oilers, tie franchise mark with 13th straight win
NEWARK, N.J. — (AP) — Nico Hischier had three assists and the no-name New Jersey Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 13th consecutive win. Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Devils, who haven't lost since Oct. 24 against Washington. Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers, beaten twice by New Jersey during its run. Tatar gave the Devils breathing room about a minute later, gloving down the rebound of Mercer's shot and beating Skinner. ROUGH NIGHT IN NETNot only did Skinner hand the Devils the go-ahead goal, backup netminder Jack Campbell also had a bad night.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Trade Tips: Is it time to deal Patrick Kane away?
When the Isles split up Nelson and Lee to get the other lines going, it didn't last, because playing them together gave them a tip-top scoring line. Both players are now rostered in over 60% of Yahoo leagues and it's not too late to grab them. Here are this week's trade targets to get your fantasy team out of the basement. Trade AwayPatrick Kane, RW, Blackhawks (97%)This is going to sound super obvious but, uh, the Blackhawks aren't good. MacKenzie Weegar, D, Flames (88%)If we're waiting for Weegar to break through, we might not be rewarded anytime soon.wftv.com
Boqvist helps Devils beat Coyotes 4-2 for 9th straight
NEWARK, N.J. — (AP) — Jesper Boqvist scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the New Jersey Devils beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night for their ninth straight win. Dylan Guenther and Clayton Keller scored for Arizon, which had won the first three games of its season-high 14-game road trip. Boqvist put the Devils ahead 3-2 with 8:41 left as he converted his own rebound for his first of the season. New Jersey Devils fans started the season yelling, “fire Lindy” chants directed at head coach Lindy Ruff. Keller beat Nico Hischier and scored a backhand goal 8:19 into the second to tie it 2-2 on another power-play goal.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Trade Tips: Top players to target on surprise NHL teams
He'll be leaned on in all situations and has significant fantasy value in leagues that count faceoffs. Instead, in an excellent development for his fantasy value, DeBrusk is now skating with Marchand and Bergeron while David Pastrnak anchors another line. Among players with at least 100 minutes played at 5-on-5, Necas ranks ninth in the league in Corsi For percentage, with Kotkaniemi and Svechnikov ranked sixth and eighth, respectively. Seider remains a potential top-five defenseman long-term, however, and his fantasy value might be at its lowest during the Wings' recent 2-3-2 slide. Without the massive volume of hits, Gudas just doesn't have the same kind of fantasy value this season.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Values: Is Carter Hart back to elite form?
By Jan Levine, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsIn this space, we'll look at which NHL players are seeing their fantasy hockey values rise or fall on a week-to-week basis. Hischier set career-highs with 21 goals and 39 assists in 70 games last season and has gotten off to a strong start to this campaign. Brayden Point, C, TBWhen you think about all the stars in Tampa, Point sometimes gets lost in the mix. Calen Addison, D, MINWhile Addison was scoreless Saturday, he's still off to a brilliant start with six assists in five games. From 2015-16 through 2018-19, Dumba notched 12 power play points every season, topping out at 2:43 PP TOI in the last year.wftv.com
Washington Capitals take 3-0 lead, beat NJ Devils 5-2
Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) scores a goal past New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEWARK, N.J. – Based on recent results, the Washington Capitals are getting used to coach Peter Laviolette's new system. Lars Eller, who added the third goal in a big opening period, thinks Washington is hitting its stride in a 5-1-1 run that followed a four-game losing streak. AdNico Hischier and Pavel Zacha each scored for the second consecutive game for New Jersey, which has lost four of five. Ad“I believe it hit the shield and pushed the shield into his face so that that actually is a good thing,” Ruff said. So we still have a lot to learn, a lot to clean up and a lot we can improve on.
Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core
FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. The Blackhawks moved on from Corey Crawford, the Washington Capitals did the same with Braden Holtby, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded fellow goalie Matt Murray and forward Patric Hornqvist and the St. Louis Blues signing Torey Krug means captain Alex Pietrangelo will sign elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core
FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. Hornqvist was “blindsided” the Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to trade him. The past several weeks have featured several recent Stanley Cup winners breaking up their championship core by saying goodbye to a key player with his name on the trophy. The agitating, go-to-the-net winger helped Pittsburgh win the Cup in 2016 and 2017.