Toronto, ON - The New Jersey Devils were blanked for the second consecutive game after losing 2-0 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The game was a stalemate until 13:28 into the third period when Phil Kessel beat Martin Brodeur for the game winner. Marek Zidlicky took his second penalty of the game giving the Leafs and Kessell a great opportunity to score.
The Leafs would later add an empty net goal off the stick of Jay McClement.
Once again, the Devils outshot their opponent by a rather large margin, but could not score one goal. In their last 5 games, the Devils have outshot their opponents 160-86; however, they have lost all five games (0-4-1).
No one has a remedy for this problem, no matter what the coaches, players, and even fans do. Good goaltending and unlucky bounces have plagued the Devils during this ten game skid (0-5-4).
Although the Devils are not mathematically knocked out of playoff contention, their hopes are for the most part gone. They are now 11th in the conference and trail the eighth spot by six points.
The Devils take the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Attendance - 19,425
1st Star - James Reimer
2nd Star - Phil Kessel
3rd Star - Cody Franson