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2012–13 New Jersey Devils season

The 2012–13 New Jersey Devils season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 11, 1974,[2] and 31st season since the franchise relocated from Colorado to New Jersey to start the 1982–83 season. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

2012–13 New Jersey Devils
Division5th Atlantic
Conference11th Eastern
2012–13 record19–19–10
Home record13–9–2
Road record6–10–8
Goals for112
Goals against129
Team information
General ManagerLou Lamoriello
CoachPeter DeBoer
CaptainBryce Salvador
Alternate captainsPatrik Elias
Ilya Kovalchuk
ArenaPrudential Center
Average attendance17,298 (98.1%)[1]
(16 games)
Team leaders
GoalsDavid Clarkson (15)
AssistsPatrik Elias (22)
PointsPatrik Elias (36)
Penalty minutesDavid Clarkson (78)
Plus/minusAndy Greene (+12)
WinsMartin Brodeur (13)
Goals against averageBrodeur (2.22)

The defending Stanley Cup runners-up were eliminated from the playoff race after a 4–1 loss to the New York Rangers on April 21, 2013.

Off-seasonEdit

Entering the off season, the Devils were faced with a major dilemma of having over ten unrestricted free agents, including captain Zach Parise. The Devils were able to resign goaltenders Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg, defenseman Bryce Salvador and several others, but lost Parise to the Minnesota Wild.

Pre-seasonEdit

On July 19, the New Jersey Devils announced their 2012 pre-season schedule. The team would have played seven pre-season games, including a game against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but all pre-season games were eventually cancelled due to the lockout.

Regular seasonEdit

On June 21, the New Jersey Devils announced their schedule for the 2012–13 regular season. Their regular season would have begun on October 12 at the Washington Capitals, and their home-opener would have taken place the following night against the Boston Bruins. The original schedule would have ended with a game at the New York Islanders on April 13.[3] A new schedule would need to be released if the lockout is resolved. On April 15, the Devils lost 2–0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, their 10th loss in a row (0–6–4), which was equal to the franchise loss record set in 1983–84.[4]

For the second consecutive season, the Devils led the League in shorthanded goals scored, as they scored 11 shorthanded goals in the 48-game regular season.[5]

PlayoffsEdit

After a 4–1 loss to the New York Rangers on April 21, the Devils were eliminated from the playoff race, despite making it to the Stanley Cup Finals the previous year against the eventual champions, the Los Angeles Kings. This was the first time a Stanley Cup finalist missed the playoffs the next season since 2007.


StandingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
3 x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
4 Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
5 New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 NE y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
3 SE y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 +19 57
4 NE x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
5 NE x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
6 AT x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
7 NE x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
8 AT x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
9 SE Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 −16 51
10 AT Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
11 AT New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
12 NE Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 115 143 −28 48
13 SE Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 −32 42
14 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 −2 40
15 SE Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 −59 36
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2012–13 Regular Season Game Log[6]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

Goaltenders

Regular Season[7]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Martin Brodeur 29 29 1757:21 13 9 7 65 2.22 654 .901 2 1 2 0
Johan Hedberg 19 19 1108:16 6 10 3 51 2.76 435 .883 1 0 1 4
Keith Kinkaid 1 0 25:45 0 0 0 1 2.31 13 .923 0 0 0 0
Jeff Frazee 1 0 18:36 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 1.000 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2909:58 19 19 10 117 2.41 1105 .894 3 1 3 4

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Devils. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievementsEdit

MilestonesEdit


TransactionsEdit

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Draft picksEdit

The New Jersey Devils picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[32]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 29 Stefan Matteau C   United States U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)
2 60 Damon Severson D   Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
3 90 Ben Johnson C/LW   United States Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 96[a] Ben Thomson LW   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
5 135[b] Graham Black C   Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
5 150 Alexander Kerfoot C   Canada Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
6 180 Artur Gavrus C   Belarus Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Draft notes[33]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
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  4. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020625
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  11. ^ "Ponikarovsky reacquired from Winnipeg". Devils.nhl.com. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
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  13. ^ "Devils acquire Steve Sullivan from Phoenix". Devils.nhl.com. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  14. ^ Devils sign Krys Barch
  15. ^ Devils sign forward Bobby Butler
  16. ^ Jets agree to terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
  17. ^ Boulton Agrees To Terms
  18. ^ Vladimir Zharkov signs with KHL, Andrew Raycroft signs in Italy
  19. ^ Welcome To Minnesota Parise, Suter
  20. ^ "Lightning sign defenseman Matt Taormina". Lightning.nhl.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  21. ^ Kostopoulos claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh
  22. ^ Nashville Predators Claim Bobby Butler on Waivers
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  27. ^ "Devils sign forward Stefan Matteau". Devils.nhl.com. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
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