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PREVIEW: Devils at Blue Jackets

Devils play their final game before the all-star break in Columbus

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils conclude their three-game road trip with their last game before the bye week and all-star break against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

You can watch the game on MSG+ or listen on the Devils Hockey Network. 

Video: DEVILS NOW | New Look Power Play Units In Columbus.

Read the game preview below and check back for our Pre-Game Report, lineup updates, videos and more. 

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BLOG: Practice Updates From Friday in Columbus

Updates, news, notes and video links from Devils practice at Nationwide Arena

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils took to the ice at Nationwide Arena on Friday afternoon for practice ahead of tomorrow's game against the Blue Jackets.

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There was some good news on the injury front as Mackenzie Blackwood made the trip to Columbus to join the team. Kevin Rooney (illness) was also on the ice this morning as is Louis Domingue, who left last game with a lower-body injury.

Video: DEVILS NOW | New Look Power Play Units In Columbus.

Check the links below for full coverage from the skate.

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BLOG: Nasreddine on the Goalie Situation

The Devils had all three of their goalies on the ice at practice on Friday in Columbus

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

With Mackenzie Blackwood joining the team on Friday in Columbus, the Devils had three goaltenders on the ice for practice. That leaves New Jersey in decision mode when it comes to that position.

Video: RAW | Alain Nasreddine

"So, obviously, Blackwood, he's ready to go. He's cleared," said Interim Head Coach Alain Nasreddine. "So, it's good to have him back. Louis' [injury] was nothing too serious, obviously, with him being back on the ice. And Schneider is here, so I still have to talk with the staff and see who's going to go tomorrow. We have a pretty good idea, but we'll know a little bit more tomorrow morning."

We'll see what the corresponding move is if Blackwood is indeed ready to play and if Louis Domingue is cleared from his ailment as well.

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BLOG: Coleman Eyeing Power-Play Time

Coleman, Zajac and Gusev likely to see time on the man advantage versus Columbus

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

Blake Coleman has undoubtedly been one of New Jersey's best players 5-on-5 - and shorthanded - this season. He's overtaken Kyle Palmieri as the team's leader in goals with 19 in 47 games.

And now, he'll likely be unleashed on the power play. On Friday afternoon, the line of Coleman, Travis Zajac and Nikita Gusev were on the second unit.

"Obviously, it's a privilege to be put in a position like that," said Coleman. "I feel like we've been working towards that and we've played pretty well 5-on-5 together, so it would be nice to have a look at the man advantage and, hopefully, ultimately we produce goals."

"I mean, the power play is struggling a little bit," said Interim Head Coach Alain Nasreddine. "We need a little bit more. More of an attacking mindset and those guys have been doing all the right things now for awhile.

"They're successful, 5-on-5 and they deserve a shot on the power play. When things don't go well, you gotta try something different. And those guys, like I said, they deserve it. We need production out of our power play. So we'll look into trying something different."

The Devils take on the Blue Jackets tomorrow night in Columbus.

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GAME STORY: Capitals 5, Devils 2

Alex Ovechkin scores three goals in a 5-2 victory for Washington over the visiting New Jersey Devils

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Devils found themselves down 3-0 early in the third and never gained enough ground in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Capitals at Capital One Arena. Alex Ovechkin would record a hat trick, pacing his team in the victory.

Video: POST GAME | Devils Defeated In Washington

"I thought we played on our heels a little bit," said Interim Head Coach Alain Nasreddine. "We knew they'd come out because of last game and they're a good team. There's a reason why they're the best team in the league. A little bit too much respect maybe, playing on our heels and waiting to see what was going to happen. It was clear before the game we wanted to impose our style of play and they did it better than we did."

It was a bit of a revenge game for Washington after they lost to these Devils 5-1 in this building on Jan. 11.

Ovechkin's power-play goal at 15:17 of the first period made it a 1-0 game for the Capitals and the Russian phenom reached 30 goals at 19:08 of the same frame, increasing the lead to two.

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IN-GAME BLOG: Devils at Capitals

Get updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

You can watch on TV on MSG+ 2 or listen on the Devils Hockey Network.

Read below for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

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PREVIEW: Devils at Capitals

Devils continue their final set of games before the all-star break and bye week

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

The New Jersey Devils visit the Washington Capitals tonight for the second time in under a week. 

Video: DEVILS:60 | Devils Back In Washington

You can watch the game on MSG+ 2 or listen on the Devils Hockey Network. 

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GAME STORY: Maple Leafs 7, Devils 4

Blake Coleman and Auston Matthews traded hat tricks but the Leafs controlled the game, finishing off a 7-4 win over the Devils

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

TORONTO, ON - Blake Coleman and Auston Matthews traded hat tricks, but, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in the driver's seat thanks to an early 4-0 lead, which gave them enough cushion to beat New Jersey 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Video: POST GAME | Blake Scores Hat trick, Devils Fall Short

It was not the performance the Devils would have expected, considering their recent resurgence and their downing of two of the best in the league on their recent back-to-back. 

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IN-GAME BLOG: Devils at Maple Leafs

Get updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

You can watch on TV on MSG+ or listen on the Devils Hockey Network.

Read below for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Devils at Maple Leafs

Devils kick off a three-game road trip in Toronto against the Maple Leafs

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

The New Jersey Devils look to build on a strong weekend with a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs to begin a three-game road trip. 

You can watch the game on MSG+ or listen on the Devils Hockey Network.

Video: DEVILS:60 | NJD start a three game trip in Toronto

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