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G11 New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers: Mackenzie Blackwood starts

November 1, 2019 - 11:44 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers: 1. Slow starters Carter Hart and Mackenzie Blackwood both played extremely well as rookies last season. That success hasn’t carried into this season. Of the 38 goalt...

Flyers 4, Devils 3: Another blown lead

November 2, 2019 - 10:21 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Philadelphia: 1. Again! Death, taxes, and the Devils blowing 3rd period leads on home soil. It’s truly a tradition like no other. Every single night they find the most puzzling way to throw games away. Half the time ...

On improved 5v5 play, Miles Wood, and the addition of Louis Domingue

November 4, 2019 - 11:54 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Making strides The New Jersey Devils had almost a week off following their 1-0 win over Vancouver in what was an absolute snoozefest. While they have won just one of four games since, they’ve looked like a much different team – and for the better. In th...

G13 New Jersey Devils @ Winnipeg Jets: The Goose is loose

November 5, 2019 - 10:45 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Winnipeg Jets: 1. Contrasting styles For one reason or another, Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers and Ben Chiarot are no longer with the Jets. Unsurprisingly, their defense has t...

Devils 2, Jets 1: Jesper Boqvist SZN is upon us

November 6, 2019 - 10:12 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey’s win(!) over Winnipeg: 1. #TrustTheProcess Even in defeat, the Devils have been playing much, much, better in recent games. They’ve generated more sustained zone time, consistently gotten the better of the chances, and...

New Jersey Devils @ Calgary Flames: The Todd Cordell Bowl™ is here

November 7, 2019 - 11:08 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Calgary Flames in this season’s first edition of the Todd Cordell Bowl™: 1. Danger(free) zone New Jersey’s offense has performed a lot better of late. At times, Calgary’s looks as...

G15 New Jersey Devils @ Edmonton Oilers: Schneider returns to the crease

November 8, 2019 - 10:26 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Edmonton Oilers: 1. A response game Cory Schneider’s last outing was not exactly a good one. He conceded seven times on just 23 shots and 1.82 expected goals. I know luck was not on his...

Devils 2, Canucks 1: Blackwood holds the fort

November 11, 2019 - 10:43 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A few notes from New Jersey vs Vancouver: 1) The Devils have actually played a lot of good hockey of late. But, after consecutive defeats in Calgary and Edmonton pushed them back to 4-7-4, it wasn’t hard to imagine old habits creeping up and the team falling...

G17 New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators: Blackwood gets the nod

November 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Ottawa Senators: 1. Similar trajectories The Devils started the season as poorly as possible. They were routinely out-played. When they did manage to get the better of the shots and chance...

Senators 4, Devils 2: Not good enough

November 14, 2019 - 12:25 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Ottawa: 1. Not good enough Pathetic. That’s the word that comes to mind every time I think about last night’s game. I know the Senators have been playing better of late – I wrote about their recent progress in my p...

G18 New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Open things up

November 15, 2019 - 12:10 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Pittsburgh Penguins: 1. Limited chances When you think of the Penguins, a stout defensive team with opportunistic scoring is not what comes to mind. That’s reality – at least this year...

Devils 4, Canadiens 3: A fitting result

November 17, 2019 - 11:42 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Montreal: 1. The Devils deserved two points The path to victory was quite rocky. From wasted opportunities, especially on the power play, to a barrage of penalties, to needing a controversial call to go their way late in...

The New Jersey Devils have a new backup goaltender

November 18, 2019 - 11:06 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Louis Domingue era is upon us. Just over two weeks after acquiring Domingue for a 7th round pick, the New Jersey Devils have recalled the 27-year-old netminder. Domingue played four games with the Baby Devils prior to this move, leading the team to poin...

The end of an era

November 19, 2019 - 12:55 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Cory Schneider era in New Jersey appears to be over. At least as far as being the starter goes. The 33-year-old was placed on waivers Monday afternoon. Unsurprisingly, nobody was willing to take a chance on a struggling goaltender carrying a $6 million cap...