Mike, you're shifting. The first part has nothing to do with my reply to you in placing any liability on the Devils goalies, because you can not do so.
Again, the Devils only have ONE SO goal all season. One. You can't score one SO goal all season and put your own goaltenders as one of the causes of the Devils record. If CS or Brodeur allow one goal, they lose. They have to stop every attempt until somehow, someway the Devils find a miracle and score and then hope it's enough. if the Devils were merely bad, instead of historically bad, they had enough goaltending to win a few. If they were average, they might have won more.
An example of bad luck is hitting posts or even pucks bouncing/rolling off sticks when making a move. Bad luck is not finishing after getting the goaltender out of position with a gaping top shelf.
I don't disagree with your point on goalies. Overall Brodeur has been around league average (.636) in shootouts, and Cory has been below average (.500). Neither have been awful. I wasn't actually trying to blame the goalies. I apologize if you took it that way.
Our shooters have hit a lot of posts, and have had a lot of misbehaving pucks. And I disagree with saying not being put the puck in the open net isn't bad luck. There's not a single player in the entire realm of hockey who can't shoot the puck into an open net. The Devils don't have a team of Jay Pandolfos. We have guys who do have history of being successful in the shootout. If you look at the stats I provided, you'd see that. Shootout success can turn around on a dime.