Gary wrote:I think it's partly the Crosby Problem. Zero shots for 87 tonight. That's inexcusable. I'm getting disgusted with him. When you're getting badly outshot most nights and your captain is balling out a teammate for putting a shot on goal, as someone on this site alleged that Crosby did to Orpik,something's wrong with that picture.
Also, the Devils missed two absolutely wide open nets, one in the 1st period, one in the 3rd. That was the difference. Fleury played a nice game, but no one would be nominating him for No. 1 star if those shots go in.
IIRC, the last time we played Jersey we played with them or better, and couldn't catch a bounce, a call, or any kind of break. Tonight may have evened that out. These things always even out over the course of a season, just usually not in consecutive games against a given team.