Ranking Most Painful New Jersey Devils Moments Of Last Decade

Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Since the Steve Bernier hit in Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, nothing has gone right for the New Jersey Devils. The past decade of Devils hockey has been nothing but pain and suffering, and there is no better way of coping with it all than by rankings them. Let’s rank the top ten most painful Devils moments since the end of the 2012 season.

Honorable Mention: Anytime the Devils have played the Rangers since last March

It’s never fun to lose, but when the Devils lose to the New York Rangers, it stings a little more, and over the last two seasons, they’ve done a lot of that. The Devils have lost their last seven games to the Rangers, which is tied for the longest streak in head-to-head history. Also, in these previous seven games, they’ve been shutout twice and have been outscored 34-13. I’ve had gone to two Rangers/Devils games since 2019, and I’ve seen two hat tricks, both from the Rangers. There is no lonelier feeling in the world than being one of the few Devils fans at MSG and listening to their goal song play on loop for two straight minutes as they pick up all the hats.

Honorable Mention. The Jersey jersey

For ages, Devils fans have been begging the franchise to create a black alternate jersey, and they finally delivered. The only issue was they couldn’t have designed a worse jersey if they tried. Whether it’s the Jersey script going across the chest or the overload of white lines, the alternate blew up on social media for all the wrong reasons. What makes it even worse is that the last two green alternates were fantastic, and they barely wore them. These black alternates, however, are being worn 13 times this year.