Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:38 AM
Thought I'd give this one its own thread.
There's cherry-picking involved here, but there ARE reasons to be hopeful.
The Devils are 12-6-7 in their last 25 games.
Since Schneider has become the clear #1 goalie, the Devils are 7-3-4.
If the Devils go 12-6-6 in their final 24 games, that gives them 91 points on the season. Of course we'd love to see more, but what's at least nice to see is that they really don't have to play THAT much better from a point% standpoint than what they've shown for an extended stretch now. They can't afford any kind of real slump, and they definitely can't afford much of a dropoff in play from Schneider, and it'd be nice if they could avoid 3-3-3 treading water stretches, but at least there's reasons to think they could pull this off...starting with a much needed win tonight.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 19 March 2014 - 09:32 AM.
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