November 29, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Initially, the Lakers weren't crying over spilled soda. In fact, Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't even know New Jersey's Jason Kidd intentionally dumped a drink on the court late in Wednesday's game to try to get a quick word with his players despite being out of timeouts. But D'Antoni didn't like the move after he realized what Kidd did. Kidd was fined $50,000 by the NBA for his actions. "You can't do that. That's crazy," D'Antoni said Friday.
November 21, 2013 |
Sixty two seconds from a 9-0 start at home, the Ducks made a stunning dark turn into misfortune and now find themselves winless in five consecutive games. First, with his goalie off the ice, New Jersey Devils veteran Jaromir Jagr delivered career goal No. 689 by beating Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, tying the score with 1:01 left in regulation. Then, in overtime, Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy tried to clear a puck in front of Hiller, only to see it accidentally strike teammate Corey Perry and careen back inside the goal to give the Devils a 4-3 victory Wednesday at Honda Center.
November 21, 2013 |
Mario Lemieux, make some room for another ageless wonder, 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr. New Jersey's Jagr scored a milestone and game-winning goal in overtime in the Devils' 2-1 victory over the Kings on Thursday night at Staples Center, handing the Kings and goalie Ben Scrivens their first loss in five games. Overtime and open ice were the perfect recipe for the dynamic Jagr, who, with his 690th career goal in the NHL, tied the retired legend Lemieux for ninth-place all-time. It came shortly after Jagr exited the penalty box - the Kings and Devils put on an entertaining stretch of three-on-three action when Jagr and Kings captain Dustin Brown went off just 17 seconds into overtime.
November 19, 2013 |
Without the benefit of their home crowd in crunch time, the Ducks gave up a decisive third-period goal in Florida, lost a shootout in Carolina and watched Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh strike for three goals in less than five of the final minutes. So after that 0-3-1 trip plagued by illnesses, practicing at Honda Center on Tuesday was a welcome experience for the first-place team that will play host to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. At 8-0, the Ducks are the NHL's only unbeaten home team.
November 15, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - As Stanley Cup rematches go, this left something to be desired. On Friday night, the Kings played the New Jersey Devils for the first time in almost 17 months - and it was an uninspiring game until late in the third period, finally decided by Dwight King's goal, his sixth of the season, with less than seven minutes to go in regulation. King was stationed in front of Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, when he redirected Jake Muzzin's point shot, and for the second time in the last two nights the Kings were on their way to pulling out a road victory in the third period.
November 10, 2013 |
Echoing a similar ruling in California earlier this year, a New Jersey judge has upheld the state's ban on so-called gay conversion therapies for minors. In August, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill outlawing the controversial therapies , making the Garden State the second to do so after California. California's ban, which was passed in 2012, was upheld in federal court in August. The New Jersey law prevents any licensed therapist, psychologist, social worker or counselor from using sexual orientation change efforts with children under age 18. The lawsuit challenging the New Jersey ban was filed by two therapists, the National Assn.