Not unless we get a fourth goal. I think IF we get the fourth goal the game will stabilize again, but if it gets to 3-3, forget it.
No argument from me. I just think that 2nd period tends to be the Devs 'nap' time. They are usually great in the 1st and 3rd periods and then, bam, right in the middle of the game they take some Zzzzzzz's. But I absolutely agree that another goal will seal this one up and giving up another could be crushing. However, now that we are out of the 2nd, nap time is usually over. If history is an indicator, the further into the 3rd we get (or the further from the 2nd we get) the more active the Devs become. So the opening minutes of the 3rd are critical. Set up the forecheck, keep the Rags off the board, and possibly put an insurance puck away.
Gotta treat the Rangers goal like a lonely shepherd treats his flock: just keep scoring!
As an aside: if there is one issue I have with the current incarnation of the Devils it is this proclivity to fall asleep in the 2nd period. You can't do that all of the time. This is an excellent team, but this is a significant flaw that must be addressed in the next season under De Boer.