Anemic Offense of New Jersey Devils Results in Another Loss

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New Jersey Devils: When Will the Offense Come out of its Coma?

David Clarkson scored the lone goal for the team against the Toronto Maple Leafs  last night.. Since the offense remains in a coma, it is becoming more and more likely that the Devils will miss the playoffs for the second time in three years unless there is a miracle turnaround for the final 10 games.. Martin Brodeur will make his ninth start in a row since coming back from the pinched nerve in his neck which kept him sidelined for almost a month.. Saying that tonight’s contest against the Buffalo Sabres  is a must-win, is an understatement.. “We have to start by winning one and feed off of it,” explained Brodeur in post game comments in The Star Ledger .. “There is plenty of time for us to play well.. Other teams need to win their games also.. It’s not like it’s automatic for them.. We’re going to play some of them, so it’s important for us to play well.” “Now I think it’s desperation,” Brodeur continued.. “Every team around us won. source: http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/2013/04/07/anemic-offense-of-new-jersey-devils-results-in-another-loss/

Sabres’ goal from Gerbe defeats Devils in shootout

Greene sent the puck up ice, but Hecht intercepted it above the faceoff dots.. Hecht then turned toward the net and threw a pass on goal.. Kaleta, moving to the crease, tipped it in for his first of the season.. It was Kaleta’s first point since March 7, 2012 and his first goal since Feb.. 8, 2012.. “It feels good to be able to contribute offensively.. I want to be that person where I’m all around and I worked at it pretty [hard], so to be able to get it in the net is great,” Kaleta said.. “But ultimately in the game we have to be better.. Give us a credit for being resilient and sticking with it, but ultimately we need to tighten up and be better for a full 60 minutes.” Miller made a highlight reel-save with 2:06 to go in the first period when he stopped Sullivan with his paddle to prolong a shift in which the Devils brought about considerable pressure.. That 2:20 shift for Buffalo’s Luke Adam , Kevin Porter , Brian Flynn , Mark Pysyk and Adam Pardy finally ended when Porter was sent to the box for cross-checking Patrik Elias in the corner.. Sullivan would not be denied in his next opportunity. source: http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020575

Devils’ losing streak continues in 3-2 shootout loss to Sabres

I took it to the backhand, thought I could get there quicker than he could and he made a good blocker save.” Nathan Gerbe scored for the Sabres, but it was enough as Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac made it 0-for-3 for the visitors.. “(Gerbe) kind of pulled it and went on my glove side,” Brodeur said.. “One goal was the difference.. You need to be perfect, I guess.” All three games between the Devils and Sabres this season have gone to shootouts, with Buffalo winning twice.. With nine games remaining, was one point enough?. “No, it’s not,” Zubrus said.. “We need two points.” Brodeur was surely unaware of the Devils’ last seven-game losing streak, when even goalie coach Chris Terreri was not yet out of college.. “Same result,” Brodeur said.. “We played a good hockey game again.. It came to a shootout and we couldn’t score.. They scored one and that’s it.. It’s tough to take. source: http://proxy.espn.go.com/nhl/local/link?id=4643626

 

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