The Devils aren't playing poorly. They're just not as skilled as Montreal. Also you need to remember that one goal was just an unlucky break, and the other was a shot from the perimeter. The Paccioretty goal is one you expect your goalie to stop, but Patches is one of the best goal scorers in the league for a reason. From a defensive standpoint, you give that shot up all the time on the pk. Both of those goals can't be faulted on anybody.
Like I said, since the coaching change this looks like a different team. They're playing the spoiler role pretty well imo. Actually playing hard, and making the opposition earn every goal and every win. I like the fact we're not giving away wins anymore.
To be honest i think we are not bad tonight.. We play well in our end. Our defenseman are playing well. The things is our guys who comeback like elias, ryder and havlat play badly. I cant wait to see us sell our veteran to see whitney matteau and boucher more often.
I dont know why, but i cant give him to much crdit for the 2012 cup run. I think the year before Jacques Lemaire put that team on another level. They find a way to be a good team in the second strech of 2010-2011. The year after the guys were playing with confidence and knows what it takes to win with their roster. I dont hate OPete, but i thought that whoever coach that team in 2012 would have succes. I've been against a lot of his decisions, but who am i to critics a NHL Coach decision.