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Analysis: Reasons for Devils' firing of Peter DeBoer

Friday, 12.26.2014 / 7:22 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

General manager Lou Lamoriello knew swift and definitive action was necessary as the New Jersey Devils struggled to keep pace in the Metropolitan Division and saw their hopes for a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs recede each day.

Lamoriello’s response came Friday with the firing of coach Peter DeBoer, who was in his fourth season in New Jersey. No replacement was named and Lamoriello said he will not comment further until he addresses the players Saturday morning.

The Devils have not made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2012, when DeBoer, in his first season in New Jersey, led them to the Final. New Jersey is on the verge of missing the playoffs for the third straight season. Prior to 2013-14, the Devils had not missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 1985-87.

DeBoer's replacement will inherit a team that's seventh in the Metropolitan Division with 31 points, nine points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, despite playing the most games in the conference.

The new coach will also inherit a team that lacks a true No. 1 center and a No. 1 defenseman. He'll take over a team that is 28th in the NHL in offense and features a 42-year-old, Jaromir Jagr, tied for its lead in scoring.

How is it that a team two victories from winning the Stanley Cup less than three years ago could fall so far in such a short period of time with the same coach and general manager?

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Penguins' Downie, Greiss test positive for mumps

Friday, 12.26.2014 / 11:20 AM / News

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Steve Downie and Thomas Greiss have tested positive for the mumps and remain in isolation, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford announced.

Brandon Sutter tested negative and has been cleared to return to the team.

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Lightning re-assign goalie Vasilevskiy to Syracuse

Wednesday, 12.24.2014 / 4:38 PM / News

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy down to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, the team announced on Wednesday.

Vasilevskiy was recalled from the AHL on Dec. 16 after starting Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop sustained a lower-body injury during the first period of a Dec. 15 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Dec. 23

Wednesday, 12.24.2014 / 9:07 AM / News

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TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

BOSTON 5, Nashville 3

Carolina 2, NEW JERSEY 1 (SO)

Montreal 3, NY ISLANDERS 1

NY RANGERS 4, Washington 2

Philadelphia 5, MINNESOTA 2

Toronto 4, DALLAS 0

DETROIT 6, Buffalo 3

TAMPA BAY 4, Pittsburgh 3

Arizona 5, EDMONTON 1

COLORADO 5, St. Louis 0

Winnipeg 5, CHICAGO 1

RANGERS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SEVEN

Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis both scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 defeat of the Washington Capitals and extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games. The Rangers have outscored their opponents 24-10 during the seven-game streak and have allowed two goals or fewer in each of their last six games. It is their first such streak since a seven-game stretch from Oct. 31-Nov. 15, 2011.

*The Rangers have earned at least one point in 11 consecutive games against Metropolitan Division opponents (10-0-1) and are 10-2-1 against teams in the Metropolitan Division this season. The last time they had at least one point in 11 straight games against teams in their division was an 11-game stretch from Jan. 31-March 27, 2008 (8-0-3 during that span).

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Around the League notebook for Monday, Dec. 22

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 9:00 AM / News

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GAUDREAU HAS FIRST CAREER HAT TRICK IN WIN VS. KINGS

Johnny Gaudreau (3-0—3) scored three goals to send the game to overtime where Mark Giordano (1-1—2) scored the winner as the Calgary Flames won 4-3 against the Los Angeles Kings. The Flames ended an eight-game losing streak and improved to 18-15-3 (39 points this season). With the victory, Calgary also improved to a 7-3-1 record this season against Pacific Division opponents.

* Gaudreau's three-goal performance is the first hat trick of his career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, at 21 years, 131 days, Gaudreau is the eighth youngest player in Calgary franchise history to record a hat trick. Gaudreau ranks second among NHL rookies in points (10-17—27) and assists and is tied for second in goals.

* The last member of the Flames to record a hat trick was also a rookie, Josh Jooris (3-0—3), who did so earlier this month on Dec. 2 in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last team to have two different rookies record a hat trick in the same month was the 1992-93 Buffalo Sabres. Joe Juneau (3-0—3) scored three goals on Jan. 12, 1993 in a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins and Steve Heinze (3-0—3) scored three goals two days later on Jan. 14 in a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Devils forward Cammalleri returns to practice

Monday, 12.22.2014 / 12:42 PM / News

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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri, who has missed the past four games with a lower-body injury, returned to practice Monday, the team announced via Twitter.

Cammalleri was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 13 and is eligible to return to the lineup when ready. He was skating with Scott Gomez and Jaromir Jagr during practice on Monday, according to Northjersey.com.

Forward Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat did not practice because of illness. They are being tested for mumps and their status for Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., is unknown.

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Kopitar, Voracek and Fleury named stars of the week

Monday, 12.22.2014 / 12:00 PM / News

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NEW YORKLos Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 21.

FIRST STAR – ANZE KOPITAR, C, LOS ANGELES KINGS

Kopitar led the NHL with nine points and eight assists in three games, helping the Kings (17-11-6, 40 points) win two of three starts to maintain a Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. He opened the week by collecting one assist in a 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues Dec. 16. Kopitar then set a career high with five points and matched a career high with four assists in a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Blues in the second half of their home-and-home set Dec. 18. He capped the week by posting three helpers, his sixth multi-point performance of the season, in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes Dec. 20. The 27-year-old Jesenice, Slovenia, native has recorded consecutive three-point games for the first time since October 2009, when he had two such stretches. The 11th overall selection by the Kings in the 2005 NHL Draft, Kopitar ranks third on the club with 7-15-22 in 31 outings this season.

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Around the League notebook for Sunday, Dec. 21

Monday, 12.22.2014 / 1:35 AM / News

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RANGERS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SEASON-HIGH SIX GAMES ...

Ryan McDonagh (1-0-1) scored the game's only goal to lead the New York Rangers to a 1-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. New York's season-high sixth consecutive victory improved its record 17-10-4 (38 points) this season, tying the Rangers with the Washington Capitals for third place in Metropolitan Division standings points. The Rangers have earned at least one point in 10 consecutive games against Metropolitan Division opponents (9-0-1).

* The victory is the eighth shutout of the season for the Rangers. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers have registered eight shutouts in their first 31 games of a season for the first time since 1928-29 (11 shutouts). New York leads the NHL in shutouts this season.

* The Rangers have won 14 of their past 15 games against the Hurricanes (14-1-0), dating to a 4-3 shootout victory on Feb. 22, 2011. The Rangers have won eight consecutive games against the Hurricanes at home, dating to a 2-1 overtime victory on Jan. 5, 2011.

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Peters: Hurricanes' Jordan Staal could return Dec. 29

Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 6:17 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal is getting close to being 100 percent and is expected to make his season debut shortly after the holiday break, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Sunday.

Staal sustained a broken right fibula during a preseason game Sept. 23 at the Buffalo Sabres. He is on injured reserve and missed his 33rd consecutive game Sunday. He was expected to miss between 3-4 months.

Peters said Staal could make his season debut Dec. 29 against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena, and that Staal definitely would not play Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils or Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Canucks' Hansen expected to play Monday: report

Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 4:36 PM / News

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Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen was held out of practice Sunday as a precautionary measure one day after briefly collapsing on the bench during a game against the Calgary Flames but is expected to play Monday against the Arizona Coyotes.

"Everything is good. He spent the night at the hospital – and it was just precautionary," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins told the Vancouver Sun. "But at the time on the bench, you really didn't know what it was. And that's a problem. He just took a real hard hit and he was having trouble getting his breath and it wasn't more than that. I think Jannik is good to go [Monday]. I don't see any problem with him."

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