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Devils' Nikita Okhotyuk: Sent to AHL
Okhotyuk was reassigned to AHL Utica on Saturday.
This move isn't surprising since the Devils won't play again until Feb. 6, when they face the Canucks. Okhotyuk has a goal and 31 hits in 10 NHL games this season, after scoring a pair of goals and adding four assists in 17 AHL games earlier in the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nathan Bastian: Manages assist in overtime win
Bastian provided an assist, logged four hits, blocked two shots and fired two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
This was Bastian's first point in five outings since he returned from an upper-body injury. The fourth-line winger added nine PIM and eight hits over that span. He's not a significant source of offense -- he's at nine points, 30 shots on net, 58 hits, 24 PIM, 22 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 26 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Damon Severson: Supplies helper
Severson produced an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Severson has seen his offense slip back after starting January well -- he has just a goal and an assist over his last seven games. The 28-year-old defenseman is up to 15 points, 59 shots on net, 69 blocked shots, 30 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 48 outings this season. He's still in a top-four role, so he may have some fantasy value in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jesper Bratt: Sets up game-winner
Bratt notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Bratt stayed hot Friday -- he has four goals and six helpers over his last eight outings. He set up Jack Hughes' game-winning tally 20 seconds into overtime. Bratt is up to 19 goals, 50 points, 127 shots on net and a plus-20 rating through 49 appearances while working in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Adds another assist
Hamilton produced an assist, five shots on goal, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Hamilton extended his point streak to four games (three goals, five helpers), but this was his first game with a single point in that span. The defenseman hasn't gone multiple contests without a point since a three-game slump from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3. He's up to 13 goals, 33 helpers, a plus-18 rating, 176 shots on net, 47 blocked shots, 41 hits and 32 PIM through 49 outings. He needs just four points to match the career-best 50 he posted in 2016-17 with the Flames.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Miles Wood: Nets equalizer Friday
Wood scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Wood's game-tying goal in the second period put an end to his 10-game point drought. The 27-year-old winger had a productive stretch in November, but he's struggled to replicate it over the last couple of months. He's at eight goals, 17 points, 119 shots on net, 69 hits, 49 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 48 contests, primarily in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jack Hughes: Tallies twice in overtime win
Hughes scored a pair of goals on four shots, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Hughes got the Devils on the board early in the second period and then won it 20 seconds into overtime with his second goal of the game. The 21-year-old has racked up a stunning 15 tallies and 10 helpers over his last 14 contests, a span that includes five multi-goal efforts. He has seven goals and eight assists during his current-eight game point streak, and he's up to 33 goals, 64 points, 220 shots on net and a plus-16 rating through 49 contests overall in what's already a career year.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Earns comeback win in overtime
Vanecek stopped 33 of 35 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Vanecek got off to a shaky start, allowing a pair of tallies in the first period. He was perfect after that, and the Devils pulled off the comeback to earn the 27-year-old his ninth straight win. In that span, he's allowed just 19 goals, reverting to the dominant form he displayed in November before a shaky December. Vanecek improved to 21-5-2 with a 2.29 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 32 appearances this season. The Devils don't play again until Feb. 6 versus the Canucks.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Starting in Dallas
Vanecek will get the starting nod for Friday's road contest against the Stars, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek has won eight straight outings dating back to Dec. 30, posting a terrific 2.07 GAA and .930 save percentage during that stretch. The 27-year-old has improved to 20-5-2 with a 2.30 GAA as one of the most impressive surprises during the first half of the 2022-23 campaign. He's 11-1-1 on the road, with his last road loss coming in Carolina on Dec. 20.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Yegor Sharangovich: Scores in defeat
Sharangovich scored a goal on his lone shot in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Predators.
Sharangovich's move up to the second line immediately paid dividends as he finished a feed from Jack Hughes, giving the Devils a 2-1 lead in the first period. The goal was Sharangovich's first since Dec. 23, a span of 13 games. The 24-year-old winger has 11 goals and 11 assists through 48 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Three helpers in loss
Hamilton recorded three assists in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Predators.
Hamilton picked up an assist in each period of Thursday's contest, setting up Jesper Bratt in the first, Jack Hughes in the second, and Dawson Mercer in the third. Hamilton has recorded three consecutive multi-point games, tallying three goals and four assists. The 29-year-old blueliner is up to 45 points (13 goals, 32 assists) through 48 games. He's just five points shy of his career high of 50, set in 2017-18 with the Flames.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jack Hughes: Adds two more points in loss
Hughes logged a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Predators.
Hughes set up a Yegor Sharangovich tally on an odd-man rush in the first period before giving New Jersey a 3-2 lead with a goal in the second. Hughes extended his scoring streak to seven games, recording five goals and eight assists in that span. The 21-year-old center has 31 goals and 31 assists through 48 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Falls to Predators
Blackwood allowed five goals on 40 shots in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Nashville.
Blackwood held his own early in the contest, stopping 29 of 32 shots in the first two periods. However, he'd allow two goals on just eight shots in the final frame before the Predators added an empty-netter, handing the Devils a 6-4 loss. It's been a tough stretch for Blackwood as he falls to 1-2-2 since Dec. 23. The 26-year-old netminder is now 6-4-2 with an .894 save percentage this season while backing up Vitek Vanecek.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Expected to face Predators
Blackwood is expected to start on the road against Nashville on Thursday, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
Blackwood has struggled over his last four outings, posting a 1-1-2 record, 3.73 GAA and .901 save percentage over that span. That said, he's 6-3-2 with a 3.04 GAA and an .896 save percentage in 13 contests in 2022-23, so his campaign hasn't been great overall. Nashville has the 27th-ranked offense with 2.74 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Jack Hughes: Records two helpers in win
Hughes picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights.
Hughes assisted on Dougie Hamilton's game-tieing goal late in the third period before setting up Hamilton again for the winner in overtime. Hughes extended his scoring streak to six games, tallying four goals and seven assists in that span. The 21-year-old center is up to 60 points with 30 goals and 30 assists through 47 games in a breakout campaign.... See More ... See Less