They had a lot of those 'ties' at the start of the spiral of death last year. Eventually you have to start WINNING games.
Gotta stop comparing last season to this one...the 2013 season is over, and a lot of the guys suiting up for the Devils this season weren't even on the team last year. I'm not thrilled with what I've seen overall in these first four games either (the two-steps-slower thing that has reared its ugly head from time to time from 2004-on is ALWAYS maddening), but everyone really needs to start showing a little patience. Unless the goalies were coming out of the chute standing on their heads, a slow start was probably to be expected. Give it time.