The Devils managed to elude another opportunity to post their first winning streak of the season, getting smothered by the Bruins, 3-0, Monday night.
Martin Brodeur was not in his usual fine form, giving up a bad angle goal with the Devils down two men in the first, then beaten by two wrist shots from the tops of the circles. Not that it mattered, considering the Devils couldn’t mount a single goal against human wall Tim Thomas and a Boston blue line led by Zdeno Chara.
Here’s a glimpse of the Devils media landscape after the loss.
The New York Post’s Mark Everson writes that the Devils aren’t who we thought they were. Their true identity may actually be the scuffling team that has struggled out of the gate.
Tom Gulitti writes that the PK was actually one of the bright spots Monday, killing off six of the Bruins’ seven PPs. The Devils’ PP? Now that’s another story. Also in the post, Patrik Elias explains that teams have started dropping their wings lower in the defensive zone, unafraid the Devils’ D will be able to contribute offensively.
In Lou We Trust writes that the Bruins did not have the look of a team with one win in their last five games. The Devils, on the other hand, looked every bit the part of the team that has faceplanted early.
Chere wonders how much worse it can get for the Devils.