no they're not. we have no offense and we have no defense. one makes the other guy look better and the other makes ours worse.
How many goals have been scored against the Devils from behind the goal line in just the last handful of games? More than most teams will allow all season, I would guess. How many unscreened shots from far out are going in the net? How few really tough saves are being made?
There is a reason so many games end with chances about even between the 2 teams and the Devils lose by 4, the Devils goalies aren't making enough big saves and allowing too many mediocre ones and other teams goalies are making a lot of big saves and not allowing many crappy ones.
Sure, the defense isn't playing well and it's allowing a lot of goals that the goalies have no chance of stopping, but the goalies are also letting in way too many goals that should be routine saves as well. A good NHL goalie should make a bunch of big saves and rarely allow a weak goal, right now the Devils goalies are probably doing ok in making big saves, but not doing well in not allowing the weak goals.