Two strongest games of the year have been the last two, I think. Kovalchuk needs to play less - I know he played like 14 minutes on the power play but still. Liked Matteau's game a great deal, he was very confident with his decisions today, and picked up a deserved goal - kid's got 12 shots on goal in 7 games in limited time.
The Devils basically have to go .500 for the rest of the year to make the playoffs. Not NHL .500 - .500, a rate which 23 teams managed last season over the full schedule. There's definitely some problems, but the defense limited shots again today.