The bad news is they still play horrible third periods. They play best at home. The crowd does seem to light a fire under their butts. Unfortunately we are talking a road trip here so I'm going on a limb and saying 5 Points on this road trip.
I consider myself a "realist" (many might consider that as "pessimist" but oh well) but I somehow end up in the middle here. I think many of you are reading too much into the proceeding game with these doom and gloom 1-6 predictions. I say...
PHI - Loss
TBL - Loss
FLA - Win
NYI - Loss
NJD - Win
NYR - OT Loss
BUF - Loss
For a 2-4-1 record. Brings us back home at 4-9-2 and in big trouble for those of you hoping for playoffs, but more or less right in line with where I saw the team at unfortunately.
Philadelphia - Loss. They're too much for the Jets. I don't expect a blowout though as they played tonight and will be without Pronger. I hate the Flyers as much as anyone, but you have to admit they are a very good team this year.
Tampa - Loss. The Jets are still struggling with defensive zone play and breaking out of their own end. They'll be in tough against a very fast and talented group of forwards on the Lightning.
Florida - Win. The Panthers are not a very good team and the Jets have been improving. I expect us to finish well ahead of them at the end of the year.
Islanders - Win. The first line should get going by this time. After a bad start to the road trip I expect the Florida game will give them some momentum.
New Jersey - Loss. Wild guess (not that the others are not)
Rangers - Win. The Jets really should have won on Monday. If they can repeat that performance, they'll do fine.
Buffalo - Loss. Miller will get the shutout.
3-4 on the trip. Just a wild guess though. I'm not worried about results too much at this point, I'll be interested in seeing how consistent they are and how much they continue to improve.