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G65 New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers: Five things to watch

March 1, 2019 - 12:04 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers: 1. Low-event hockey If you like offense, this might not be the game for you – despite the over/under being set at 6.5. It's no secret the Devils struggle mightily to gener...

Bruins 1, Devils 0: Five observations from a low-event loss in Boston

March 3, 2019 - 10:24 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Boston: 1. The Devils showed up While the team itself doesn't have much incentive to play well and get results, a lot of the players do. They're trying to earn jobs and it showed against Boston. After a somewhat slow sta...

G67 New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets: Five things to watch

March 5, 2019 - 10:56 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets: 1. A deceiving record Many are poking fun at the Blue Jackets these days and it's easy to see why. They pushed all their chips into the middle of the table at, and leading up...

Blue Jackets 2, Devils 1: Effort there, results not in fourth straight loss

March 6, 2019 - 10:29 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Columbus: 1. The Devils played up in competition Given the Blue Jackets are a talented team desperate for points, and the Devils have a laundry list of injuries, I did not think this game would be particularly close. Ear...

G68 New Jersey Devils @ Washington Capitals: Five things to watch

March 8, 2019 - 11:35 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Washington Capitals: 1. An exploitable defense Washington's success this season has more to do with their offensive abilities than strong defensive play. They're exploitable. On the year, the Capit...

Rangers 4, Devils 2: Offensive woes continue as losing streak reaches six

March 10, 2019 - 10:11 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs New York (R): 1. Devils' attack remains lifeless It's become crystal clear scoring more than a couple of goals – forget winning – is a mountain-sized ask regardless of opponent. Last night was yet another good exampl...

G70 New Jersey Devils @ Calgary Flames: The Todd Cordell Bowl™ v2

March 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Calgary Flames in this season's second, and final, edition of the Todd Cordell Bowl™: 1. It's not getting easier The Devils have lost six consecutive games and scored two goals or fewer in seven...

G71 New Jersey Devils @ Edmonton Oilers: Five things to watch

March 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Edmonton Oilers: 1. Another stiff test Though Calgary's top line was not playing its best hockey heading into last night's game, they are one of the league's better trios. It showed when – led by...

Devils respond in a big way with 6-3 win over Oilers

March 14, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Edmonton: 1. The Devils responded They played 40 solid, respectable, minutes in Calgary on Tuesday night and followed it up with perhaps the worst period I've seen from any team all season. The offense completely stagnat...

G72 New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks: Five things to watch

March 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Vancouver Canucks: 1. Contrasting styles With so many injuries and a lack of talent throughout the lineup, the Devils have played very low event hockey. That's been the case for a while now, but es...

G74 New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals: Five things to watch

March 19, 2019 - 10:45 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Washington Capitals: 1. Hitting their stride The Capitals are not a great 5v5 team. They haven't been for much of the season, anyway. On the year, they rank bottom-7 in suppressing both shot attemp...

G75 New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins: Five things to watch

March 21, 2019 - 11:14 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Boston Bruins: 1. Offensive woes The Devils have scored two goals or fewer in 10 of the last 13 games, which is not exactly surprising given the personnel they're working with right now. While the...

Bruins 5, Devils 1: Five observations from another tough outing vs Boston

March 22, 2019 - 10:22 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Boston: 1. The talent gap showed Boston is a true contender playing some of its best hockey of the season. New Jersey is an injury-plagued bottom feeder littered with AHL-caliber players. That was reflected on the scoreb...

Devils 2, Coyotes 1: Five observations from a surprisingly fun game

March 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Arizona: 1. Hockey was fun again To be blunt, watching the Devils has been horrible over the last few months. Injuries have played a big part of that. Not so subtle tanking, which is the right move long-term, hasn't help...

G77 New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres: Five things to watch

March 25, 2019 - 11:34 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Buffalo Sabres: 1. Dispersed scoring In an effort to jump-start the team's offense, which has mustered up just 20 goals over the last 10 games, the Sabres have completely juggled their lines and a...

Schneider stays hot as Devils steal win from Sabres

March 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Buffalo: 1. The Devils were...not good When several players made their unexpected returns from injury on Saturday, the Devils looked legitimately good against a Coyotes team fighting for its playoff lives. That was far f...