Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:31 PM
48 points through 41 games. On pace for 96. For all the complaining about this team so far this year, 96's pretty solid for a playoff spot I'd imagine.
I think, coming into the season and knowing Zajac was going to miss significant time to start the year, most of us would've signed up for 48 points at the halfway point pretty quickly. They've been ugly at times, and the shootout has clearly helped them in the standings, but all things considered, I feel the same as I have all season about the Devils...I can't make a case, based on their talent, that they should be better points-wise than they are right now. Some will point to the power play and say that should be better, but at the same time, the penalty kill has been unbelievable...far better than any of us had any right to expect.
Marty has allowed just one goal in three out of his last five games...good for him. Save% is up to .894...at least that number is heading in the right direction.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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