Thursday, April 03, 2008
Devils 3 - Boston 2, SO
In summary, the Devils were robbed and Milan Lucic burned Andy Greene for a goal.
The Devils did tie it up with nearly the same play that got them the first goal. Except replace Zubrus with David Clarkson, and he's your equalizer. The overtime period was much more open with both teams getting some real chances. However, the shootout proved many things. The first is that Martin Brodeur's blocker is true to it's name. The second is that Elias is no longer perfect at these. The third is that Zach Parise had a beautiful backhand I wish he tried to use during the game. So the Devils pull a win out of a game where they weren't necessarily the better team. Which is good, though I wish the Devils took more control of the game. But with a day of rest and an opponent they've been doing very well against on Friday, I wouldn't worry.
I don't know if I'm borrowing trouble here, but it appears that without much of any doubt, the Devils will either be #4 or #5. And it appears with a little doubt, but not much, that the Rangers will be #4 or #5. Now I remember not long ago when we SPANKED the CRAP out of the Rangers' baby bottoms in the playoffs, but this year we are WINLESS IN 7 GAMES AGAINST THESE MORONS.
Is this really the team we want to face in the first round of the playoffs? As much as I feel good about the 3-game winning streak, maybe the Devils should have shot for the #6 spot so they can rip apart the Hurricanes? I don't know, I just don't feel good about this.