Devils Travel to the Island for a Showdown Against NY | PREVIEW
New Jersey travels to the Islander for a game with important playoff seeding implicationsby Sam Kasan SamiKasan / Devils Beat Reporter
The Devils travel to the island to face the New York Islanders.
You can watch on MSGSN2 or listen on the Devils Hockey Network. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. ET.
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Clinched | BIG READ
On Saturday, the Devils clinched their first playoff berth since 2018, the culmination of work from many, from players to training staff to equipment staff to medical staff to hockey operations to ownership.by Sam Kasan SamiKasan / Devils Beat Reporter
"Phase one was, our goal was to get in the playoffs. Proud of all the work you guys put in to this point. Hell of an accomplishment. We achieved where we wanted to get. That's step one.
"Great accomplishment just getting in the playoffs. There's going to be 16 teams that don't do it. We're in there so awesome job. Awesome job. Well done."
That was the message Devils head coach Lindy Ruff delivered to his team in the locker room Saturday night following the club's 5-3 victory against Ottawa at Prudential Center.
On this night, March 25, the Devils punched their ticket to the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs, becoming just the third team in the league to clinch a spot in postseason play. It's also the first playoff appearance for the franchise since 2018, ending a four-year drought.
"It feels great. The work you put in during the summer and the work you put in during the whole year to get rewarded," captain Nico Hischier said with a smile. "It's an empty feeling after an 82-game season when you're not in the playoffs. It's finally coming together so it feels good."
What came together was a lot of work from many people in the Devils organization, from players to the coaching staff to training staff to equipment staff to medical staff to hockey operations to ownership.
Looking Back to October | THREE THINGS
As the 2022-23 regular season is winding down, take a look back at three big moments or games from October 2022by Catherine Bogart catherinebogart / NewJerseyDevils.com
Think back to October - doesn't it feel like forever ago? As the final stretch of games in the 2022-23 regular season is underway and the Devils are getting set to begin a playoff push, we're taking a look back and highlighting big moments and games from each month of this season that led to the New Jersey's first postseason berth since 2018.
What were three keys from October and the start of the season? More below on this edition of Three Things presented by GEICO.
Devils Filibuster Senators, 5-3, and Clinch Playoff Spot | GAME STORY
Five different Devils scored and Mackenzie Blackwood won in his first appearance since Feb. 19by Sam Kasan SamiKasan / Devils Beat Reporter
The Devils clinched their first playoff berth since 2018 and celebrated by defeating the Ottawa Senators, 5-3, Saturday night at Prudential Center.
Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Dougie Hamilton and Tomas Tatar all scored for the Devils. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 25 saves in a return victory.
"It means everything to the group," head coach Lindy Ruff said of clinching the playoffs. "I went into the dressing room after the game and said I'm proud of the work that was put in, proud of where we got to."
Brady Tkachuk, Thomas Chabot and Mark Kastelic tallied for the Sens.
New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators | FOLLOW LIVE 3.25.23
Get updates, highlights, tweets and moreby Staff / NewJerseyDevils.com
The Devils host the Ottawa Senators with a chance to clinch a ticket to the post-season!
You can watch on MSGSN or listen on the Devils Hockey Network.
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Devils Return Home, Look to Book Post-Season Spot | PREVIEW
After falling 5-4 in Buffalo on Friday night, the Devils look to rebound with a win over the Senators which would clinch a post-season berthby Catherine Bogart and Sam Kasan NJDevils / NewJerseyDevils.com
The Devils host the Ottawa Senators in the second half of a back-to-back.
You can watch on MSGSN or listen on the Devils Hockey Network. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. ET.
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Photos from March 18 to 23 | GALLERY
Take a look at Devils photos from the past weekby Andrew Maclean, Rich Graessle, Tom Horak and Getty Images / NewJerseyDevils.com
Take a look at Devils photos from the past week:
Devils Can't Overcome Early Deficit in 5-4 Loss to Sabres | GAME STORY
After falling behind 3-1 early in the first period, Devils dropped a decision in Buffaloby Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com
BUFFALO, NY - The Devils fell behind early, 3-1 to the Buffalo Sabres and mounted a late comeback but came up short in a 5-4 loss on Friday night.
Jack Hughes had two goals to lead the way for New Jersey while Alex Tuch potted two for the Sabres.
Devils Look to Clinch a Playoff Spot in Buffalo | PREVIEW
A win tonight in Buffalo would officially send the Devils to the postseason for the first time since 2018by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com
The Devils play the first of back-to-back games on a short one-game trip to Buffalo tonight with the back-half coming Saturday at home against Ottawa.
You can watch the game on MSG or listen on the Devils Hockey Network.
Video: Learning from the Vets | DEVILS NOW
Read the game preview below with lineup updates, videos and more following Devils head coach Lindy Ruff's pre-game media availability.
Best Foote Forward | FEATURE
Devils forward Nolan Foote is trying to make the most of his recent opportunityby Sam Kasan SamiKasan / Devils Beat Reporter
Nolan Foote was drafted in the first round (27th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning had also drafted his brother, Cal, in 2017, setting up a possible brother tandem in Florida.
It was not meant to be as Foote would be traded to New Jersey in a 2020 trade deadline deal. And the brother face-to-face matchup will also have to wait as the Lightning recently traded Cal to Nashville at trade deadline.
Still, when Nolan was inserted into the lineup last Sunday against the Lightning, the game still had a lot of meaning for the 6-foot-3, 196-pound forward.
"With my brother just there in the organization for five years and just got traded, I know a lot of those guys, met them through the years," Foote said. "It was pretty cool at the same time.
"Overall, it was a big showing for myself in Tampa Bay. The team that drafted me, that adds a little bit of pressure to it."