The Devils have really stepped their game up since the all star break. Does anyone care about no Devils going to the ASG now?
They look re-charged and ready for the playoffs. The key has been the depth of Poni and Bernier. They are finding ways to win and they seem really confident in everything they're doing out on the ice right now. Couldn't be much happier with the way things have been going lately. Keep collecting points boys.
Loved tonight's game. Nice grind it out victory over a team clinging to slim playoff hopes. NJ just went about their business and snuffed them out.
Devils are like a buzz saw right now. When you really think about it, their play throughout the whole year has actually been very encouraging despite some hiccups along the way. Now 4th in the conference and I can honestly say that I'm not that surprised. This is a really good team and I was very surprised so many people were setting expectations so low for this team. Had Philly not completely **** the bed against the Rangers, Devils would be right there with the Flyers and Rangers battling for the division.
We've handled Pitt all year. We've been pretty good against Philly. We've been the better team in pretty much or 8 of the 10 periods against the Rangers.
The Panthers have a winning record against us, IIRC, but there's no way they're going to win postseason games with one line and hit-or-miss goaltending. The Sens and Leafs are pretenders, not contenders.
I don't really want to play the Caps with a reset season, but there's a reason they aren't in the top 8 right now.
I still don't think anyone beats Boston in a 7 game series, but I really hope we get a shot at them.