• Devils defenceman Jon Merrill scores 1st NHL goal in OT for 2-1 win over Oilers

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2014
    - Devils defenceman Jon Merrill scored his first NHL goal 2:34 into overtime, and New Jersey defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night. Merrill picked a good time to score his first NHL goal as the New Jersey Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers in overtime 2-1. Jon Merrill, the 38th overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft, ripped home a slap shot from the left slot, his first NHL goal, to give the Devils two important points, and push them up to 61 for the season. After a January 30 win against Dallas, a subsequent loss the next night against Nashville, and a second straight OT loss three nights later at the hands of Colorado, the Devils finally regained their footing, sneaking out a 2-1 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers on home ice. Jagr and defenceman Bryce Salvador set up the goal. Cory Schneider made 19 saves and Andrei Loktionov scored in regulation as the Devils snapped a two-game skid. Although they are technically in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, they are just three points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the third spot in the Metropolitan Division, and three points behind the Detroit Red Wings for the second wild card spot.
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  • Devils fourth straight overtime game puts them on brink of playoff spot

    For the fourth time in four games, the New Jersey Devils found themselves playing past 60 minutes. After a January 30 win against Dallas, a subsequent loss the next night against Nashville, and a second straight OT loss three nights later at the hands o…

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