Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:25 AM
Another pathetic performance on home ice against a garbage team. Go ahead and come up with the excuses you want--you need to win these type of games. Marty was atrocious tonight.
Wrong on pretty much everything. For one, it was not a pathetic performance...frustrating at times, sure. But they did find a way to tie it up after being down two in the third...something to be said for that. And Marty was pretty much money this season in the shootout until last night...the Devils are still 11-4 in the shootout this season, which is pretty damned good.
They did NOT need to win this game. There's no way they're getting home ice...they're 8 points back of Pittsburgh, and the Penguins have two games in hand. The 5th seed is kind of in play, but barely...Philly is four points up with a game in hand. But what the hell good would it do to get up to the 5th seed? Do you really want the Devils to face the Rangers or Penguins in the first round? I sure don't.
If you're at all worried about Ottawa, I don't see how you could be...even if the Devils went 2-4-0 in their next six, Ottawa would have to win five out of six just to catch them, then they would face each other to see who would claim the sixth seed. BTW Ottawa is 3-5-2 this month, and mired in a three-game losing streak (two of the losses have come against "garbage" teams in Toronto and Montreal). They've scored just two goals in their last three games. There's not much going on to suggest they'd be able to take advantage of a Devil slump.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 24 March 2012 - 06:26 AM.
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