Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Devils 0 - Montreal 4

Tonight on Versus, the Devils fell to the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 4-0. Montreal takes over the Eastern Conference (for now) with a perfectly placed, needle-threading shot by Bryan Smolinski, and three goals that Martin Brodeur had no chance on or any help from the defense on those goals. It also helped that the Devils took plenty of shots at Carey Price, got a good chunk of them blocked (, had many shots hit the net - but few off a rebound or a loose puck. The Devils couldn't counter attack, their timing was off on offense all game long, they squandered some early power plays, and by the third, the team was just demoralized.

It's not as if the Devils didn't work hard or took the game off; they just made too many fatal mistakes, the offense couldn't solve Montreal's excellent 3-men-in-the-slot defense scheme or Price, and Sutter changed the lines but not his game plan to adjust to Montreal's ridiculous team speed.

I don't have much else to say, other than that this game sucked. Well, other than that I want Andy Greene riding the pine for the next few games at the least. If you want more grumblings about a bad game like this one, check out IPB. I'm sure 2 Man Advantage, Devils Daily, and Tom Gulitti will have more either later tonight or tomorrow.

SCHAUDENFRUDE UPDATE: At least we can laugh at the Flyers failing again for some solace.


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