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GDT: Devils @ Sharks 10:30PM

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FINALLY...the Sched from Hell is done. 

 

9-9-5...fitting record, in that there's reasons to be both encouraged and concerned. 

 

It was great that the Devils managed to come away with four points on this trip...but it's obvious that there are teams that the Devils flat-out don't match up well against.  Looks like their goaltending is going to keep them in a lot of games, as long as Marty can continue to play close to as well as he's been...this team rarely gets blown out.  Eliminate phantom shootout goals, and the Devils are -2 in goal differential.  That at least shows they're not really lucky to be 9-9-5...the record is really right about where it should be.

 

The next 23 games have a much more favorable home/road spread (14/9).  Though I'm optimistic, as much as I'd love to say that the Devils are primed to go on a little run here, I'm not sure that they will.  Goal-scoring seems like it's not going to get much better than it is right now, barring a new body or two coming in, and Brunner and Ryder suddenly getting hot (Brunner just looks lost at this point)...means the goaltending is going to have to continue to be great just to keep the Devils consistently competitive and in games.  Seems like a lot to ask, especially of a 41-year-old. 

 

Right now the Devils have the look and feel of a .500ish team.  Hope they can build off this 6-2-1 burst they're currently on and surprise.  

 

Good points.

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Will that pretty much gurantees Cory will be in net for Monday and probably Wednesday.

they fought to the end and had a fighting chance in the last handful of minutes.. just glad marty was ok as everyone else already said it scared the hell out of me.

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how are you guys not more concerned about this whole Marty thing? that really didn't look good at all.

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how are you guys not more concerned about this whole Marty thing? that really didn't look good at all.

I think if there were any reason to be concerned we'd have heard something about it. Absolute worst-case scenario, he has a concussion. But I really, really don't think that's the case. He seemed fine after the initial daze wore off.

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Geez that was a late one, game ended at 2am for me

Im glad the boys fought til the end, we could have tied and get a point too came really damn close, no shame tho the sharks are a fvcking good team.

2-1-0 is excellent on that trip.

My only worry is when salvador and volch comes back, a lot of our goals came from the D, with those 2 taking lots of minutes we'll restrain our chances. Of course they are better defensively but thats not really our problem either

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Wow.  People are actually acting calmly.

 

Anyone throwing sh!tfits about this team at this point isn't being realistic or fair.  That schedule was murder.  And it's obvious the Devils are not a SC contender at this point, but are at least a playoff contender in a division that hasn't had anyone pull away yet.  It's not great, but it could be a lot worse, especially considering how they started.

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Was at the game - nothing to add really to what was already said, one funny moment was on of the numerous well-executed Sharks transitions in the first period, Sharks were getting a 3 on 2 break and Jagr was trying to catch up but it was clear he was really not catching anyone,one of the Devils forwards further from the forecheck trying to back-check along with Jagr (one of the Zs) gave Jags friendly whack in the tuch with his stick - which either meant try to catch up faster or try to backcheck on the other side :)

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I don't think we win unless you crash. It hurts but sometimes you gotta #takeonefortheteam

Well that didn't work...I was crashed about 10 mins into the game!

Glad we're back to regular time games! :)

What the heck happened to MB? He got hit in the neck? anyone have a link to replay of it?

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Well that didn't work...I was crashed about 10 mins into the game!

Glad we're back to regular time games! :)

What the heck happened to MB? He got hit in the neck? anyone have a link to replay of it?

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Yea it didn't look bad at all, but he was down for a long time.  My guess is the puck hitting him in the back of the neck really knocked the wind out of him.

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Yea it didn't look bad at all, but he was down for a long time.  My guess is the puck hitting him in the back of the neck really knocked the wind out of him.

a puck hitting you in the back of your neck wouldnt knock the wind out of you lol... enless you breath with the back of your neck.. thats your spine and a ton of nerves which was why it was so damn scary.. he got hit back there and then didnt move not even a finger .. he couldve been paralyzed(god forbid) my first thought was he got knocked out just because there was zero movement. he said it felt like an electric shock and he was afraid to move at first, said hes never felt anything like this before.

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a puck hitting you in the back of your neck wouldnt knock the wind out of you lol... enless you breath with the back of your neck.. thats your spine and a ton of nerves which was why it was so damn scary.. he got hit back there and then didnt move not even a finger .. he couldve been paralyzed(god forbid) my first thought was he got knocked out just because there was zero movement. he said it felt like an electric shock and he was afraid to move at first, said hes never felt anything like this before.

 

You can get the wind knocked out of you if you get hit in the upper back though.  Granted it doesn't look like the puck hit him in the upper back.

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I was prepared to be thrilled if we could get 3 points out of the possible 6 this week. We got 4 and almost a 5th, the boys did amazing and exceeded everyone's expectations, through bad play and good. Their ability to get an ugly win here and there is just as important moving forward as getting the nice pretty ones.

 

And if I had to pick the one or two games I wanted them to win on the trip, it was the Anaheim and L.A. ones. Expecting a S.J. win is pretty unreasonable and we shouldn't feel bad losing to one of the powerhouse Western teams 2-1, being a shot or two away from making it 2-2.

 

Edit: I always knew San Jose fans were great, but they really showed their class when Marty got back up, he pretty much got a standing ovation. As far as the crowd during the game, they were nice and loud and I've heard that building is one of the loudest in the league, mostly due to its design and the acoustics. Would love to go there for a game, always really love their team and Anaheim's, the two teams I generally push for to succeed out West.

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Geez that was a late one, game ended at 2am for me

Im glad the boys fought til the end, we could have tied and get a point too came really damn close, no shame tho the sharks are a fvcking good team.

2-1-0 is excellent on that trip.

My only worry is when salvador and volch comes back, a lot of our goals came from the D, with those 2 taking lots of minutes we'll restrain our chances. Of course they are better defensively but thats not really our problem either

 

The Devils need defense, especially on the PK.  

 

http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/ratings.php?disp=1&db=201314&sit=4v5&pos=skaters&minutes=20&teamid=18&type=shots&sort=A20&sortdir=ASC

 

People like Zidlicky and Harrold are just not getting it done on the PK.

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You can get the wind knocked out of you if you get hit in the upper back though.  Granted it doesn't look like the puck hit him in the upper back.

Also, the windpipe is located in the neck.  Getting struck there will knock one loopy.  Also, pinch a nerve and one could lose the functionality of their voice box. 

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