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GAME STORY: Devils 3, Lightning 1

Devils put an end to Tampa Bay's 10-game winning streak by sweeping their back-to-back games this weekend against two of the NHL's top teams

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

NEWARK, NJ - It was an unbelievable weekend for the New Jersey Devils. One which posed daunting heading in. 

NHL's best team? No problem. 5-1 win in Washington. 

NHL's hottest team? No big deal. 3-1 win tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Miles Wood each scored while Louis Domingue stopped 26 of 27 shots against his former team in the victory. 

Video: POST GAME | Devils End Tampa Bay's Win Streak

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GAME STORY: Islanders 4, Devils 3 OT

Devils rally to take the lead but ultimately fall 4-3 in overtime to their division rivals

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

NEWARK, NJ - The Devils deserved a better fate, coming from behind to take the lead before allowing a goal late in the third period followed by one with 51 seconds left in overtime in a 4-3 OT loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. 

In overtime, Anders Lee rifled a shot past Mackenzie Blackwood from the high slot to end the game.

Video: POST GAME | Devils OT Heartbreak

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GAME STORY: Devils 4, Senators 3 OT

Jack Hughes scored 54 seconds into overtime to lift the Devils past the Ottawa Senators

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils started fast, taking advantage of a team playing its first game after the holiday break, and rebounded after some adversity in the second period and again at the end of the game to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime on Sunday. 

Jack Hughes scored 54 seconds into overtime to score the deciding goal. On the breakaway, Hughes used his speed to create separation between himself and the defender. 

Video: POST GAME | Hughes Scores OT Winner Vs Sens

"I wasn't really thinking of a move. I had to move up the ice really fast and that was my only play, chip it far side," said Hughes afrter the game, adding that it was an important victory for the morale of the locker room considering how strong the team's been playing as of late. 

"It was exciting. That's a win we needed. We're trying to climb in the standings here," he continued. "We have more belief in our locker room. The team's playing better for sure. We're hungry for points right now."

Video: Hughes buries OT winner to lift Devils to victory

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GAME STORY: Devils 7, Blackhawks 1

Four goals and 23 shots in the second period the difference as Devils roll over Blackhawks in Chicago

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

CHICAGO, IL - A four-goal, 23-shot second period was the difference for the New Jersey Devils as they roll into the holiday break with their best effort of the season, a 7-1 win in Chicago over the Blackhawks. 

Fourteen different Devils players registered at least a point with four -- Travis Zajac, Blake Coleman, Damon Severson and Pavel Zacha -- each netting a goal and an assist and Nikita Gusev registering three assists. 

Overall, the Devils outshot the Blackhawks 44-33. 

Video: POST GAME | Devils Down Hawks

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GAME STORY: Blue Jackets 5, Devils 1

Gilles Senn stopped 35 of 38 shots in his first career NHL start but Devils fell to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night in Columbus

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

COLUMBUS, OH - Gilles Senn's NHL starting debut didn't start the way he wanted, with a goal 26 seconds in but the Devils rookie goaltender held his own, stopping 35 of 38 shots. Offensively, the Devils were only able to generate one goal, that by Will Butcher, in a 5-1 loss that included two late shorthanded empty-net goals for the home side. 

Video: POST GAME | Devils Fall to Blue Jackets

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GAME STORY: Capitals 6, Devils 3

Three goals in the third period by the Capitals is too much for the Devils to overcome

by Catherine Bogart / NewJerseyDevils.com

NEWARK, NJ: Three goals in the final frame sealed the 6-3 win for the Washington Capitals and snapped the Devils winning streak.

"They had a methodical game plan and they stuck with it," said Kyle Palmieri. "Ours wavered a bit was here and there and that was the result."

"I can go on and on here. It's a good team over there," said Miles Wood. "We pushed back certainly in some parts, but we didn't do it for the full three periods and that's what cost us."

"If you're going to make a mistake, huge breakdown, they'll make you pay," said Interim Head Coach Alain Nasreddine "We told the team that and they [Washington] proved that."

 Video: POST-GAME REPORT | Capitals 6, Devils 3

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GAME STORY: Devils 3, Ducks 1

Hischier, Palmieri and Vatanen score for the Devils in their 3-1 home win.

by Catherine Bogart / NewJerseyDevils.com

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils increased their win streak to two Wednesday night, after beating Anaheim at home, 3-1. The Devils scored three unanswered goals in the second and third periods to get the win. Nico Hischier, Kyle Palmieri and Sami Vatanen all scored for the home team.

The Ducks scored the opening tally in the first four minutes of play. Ondrej Kase fed Adam Henrique on a two-on-none who one-timed it past Blackwood.

The Devils tied the game up less than two minutes into the second period when Jesper Bratt intercepted an Anaheim pass, popped it to Nico Hischier, who then scored.

Video: POST-GAME | Devils Beat Ducks, 3-1

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GAME STORY: Devils 2, Coyotes 1

Kyle Palmieri's third period goal was the difference as the Devils edged the Coyotes to wrap their road trip with a win

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

GLENDALE, AZ - For the second straight night, the New Jersey Devils put forth a 60-minute effort and this time it paid off with two points in the standings as Kyle Palmieri's goal with 8:26 to go in the third period was the difference in a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. 

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 31 of 32 shots to earn the win while Mike McLeod had an assist on both Devils goals. 

Video: POST-GAME REPORT | Devils 2, Coyotes 1

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GAME STORY: Avalanche 3, Devils 1

Devils put in a valiant effort against one of the League's elite minus Taylor Hall

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

DENVER, CO - With Taylor Hall pulled out of the lineup right before game time for precautionary reasons, the Devils competed hard from beginning to end in a tough situation against one of the top teams in the NHL's Western Conference but were ultimately edged out 3-1 by the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. 

Video: POST-GAME REPORT | Avalanche 3, Devils 1

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GAME STORY: Stars 2, Devils 0

Devils rally after a slow start but can't solve Stars goaltender Ben Bishop

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

DALLAS, TX - The Devils fell behind early and trailed 2-0 after a lopsided first period but managed to hold off the Dallas Stars for the second and third. Unfortunately, they were unable to convert a goal of their own in a 2-0 loss at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. 

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 33 of 35 shots in the loss. 

Video: POST-GAME REPORT | Stars 2, Devils 0

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