2012–13 New Jersey Devils season

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2012–13 New Jersey Devils
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 11th Eastern
2012–13 record 19–19–10
Home record 13–9–2
Road record 6–10–8
Goals for 112
Goals against 129
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Peter DeBoer
Captain Bryce Salvador
Alternate captains Patrik Elias
Ilya Kovalchuk
Arena Prudential Center
Average attendance 17,298 (98.1%)[1]
(16 games)
Team leaders
Goals David Clarkson (15)
Assists Patrik Elias (22)
Points Elias (36)
Penalties in minutes David Clarkson (78)
Plus/minus (+): Andy Greene (12)
(−): Bryce Salvador
Marek Zidlicky (-12 −12)
Wins Martin Brodeur (13)
Goals against average Brodeur (2.22)
<2011–12 2013–14>

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

The Devils were eliminated from the playoff race after a 4–1 loss to the New York Rangers on April 21, 2013.

Off-season[edit]

Going into the off season, the Devils were faced with a major dilemma of having over 10 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.

Preseason[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

On Thursday, 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]

Playoffs[edit]

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 and losing to the Los Angeles Kings.


Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[6]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
3 New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
4 Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
5 New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
Eastern Conference[7]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Regular Season Game Log[8]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats

Goaltenders
Regular Season[9]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 29 29 1757:21 13 9 7 65 2.22 654 .901 2 1 2 0
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg 19 19 1108:16 6 10 3 51 2.76 435 .883 1 0 1 4
Kinkaid, KeithKeith Kinkaid 1 0 25:45 0 0 0 1 2.31 13 .923 0 0 0 0
Frazee, JeffJeff 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 achievements[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

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

Draft picks[edit]

The New Jersey Devils picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[34]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 29 Stefan Matteau C  United States US NTDP (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 (BCHL)
6 180 Artur Gavrus C  Belarus Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Draft notes[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Ponikarovsky reacquired from Winnipeg". Devils.nhl.com. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
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  16. ^ Devils sign Krys Barch
  17. ^ Devils sign forward Bobby Butler
  18. ^ Jets agree to terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
  19. ^ Boulton Agrees To Terms
  20. ^ Vladimir Zharkov signs with KHL, Andrew Raycroft signs in Italy
  21. ^ Welcome To Minnesota Parise, Suter
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  23. ^ Kostopoulos claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh
  24. ^ Nashville Predators Claim Bobby Butler on Waivers
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