Again, that's insane. They were all over Tampa in the first period of last night's game. And the puck definitely left the zone plenty of times in the 3rd against Toronto although that was not a great period, certainly. You said they had no puck possession now you're saying they're doing the wrong kind of cycling. That's how puck possession works - if you have it, they don't. I agree with Sterio that something needs to be done to control the opponent's breakout, but for long stretches of games the Devils have played their game to a T. And not just when they fall behind, either.
The working in the corners hasn't drawn as many penalties as I'm sure they would like (that's the real cherry on top when it comes to having a strong forecheck), but this is how they beat up on the Flyers.
like i said... somewhere... they rely way too much on a play that has very low chance of succeeding and our whole offensive approach is oriented on "that play". It's being pointed out by a few now.
our goal is to get behind the red line and then get the puck to the dman for a point shot. Our guys are often not in position to deflect or screen AND we don't have dmen with good shots.
so we're putting almost all our efforts on a play that has so little chance to work all game long. We'll score off of it once in awhile but thats one of the reason why our top guys are not producing, they have to get out of that path to score often