of coarse the Devils did because they are playing a team we are chasing and not only are they all running the table but teams we need help from have actually seemed to quit trying based on the results I am seeing. I am surprised the Devils found their way to the rink today because I was expecting a forfeit and I am only half joking.
Honestly I think the Southeast and also the Rangers are out of reach at this point. Given how tough Ottawa's schedule is and how they've been one of the few teams that's actually faltered a little down the stretch I think the Senators are the only team the Jets are capable of catching. The Rangers are just too good right now to lose to the teams they're facing. I'll be rooting for Washington to beat Ottawa next week, not the other way around.
New Jersey looks done I'm afraid. Undisciplined play, defensive breakdowns. Not showing desperation. Holding the stick penalty? Get up off your butt instead of sitting there pinning a stick under your arm. Bench minor, etc. Not hitting the net. Not shooting enough, losing puck battles. Terrible period in where they weren't getting the calls but then they started to beat themselves.
Come on Devils, prove me wrong and show that you care!