NJD vs. WPG: Consistency Apparently Isn’t The Answer

Oct 11, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan (23) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur (30) in the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Flames won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Josefson had a good game on Friday against Calgary. Shockingly enough (not really), he isn’t in today. Mark Fayne had a good game in his debut a few games ago. Why would he be in?

Peter Harrold? Had a costly loss of possession on Friday and had another bad game. Let’s keep him in.

Martin Brodeur? “He’s our #1 starter.” Cory Schneider gets the start tonight to even out the season totals to 3 for Marty and 3 for Cory.

Stephen Gionta? No signs of life. He stays in tonight instead of Josefson.

Pete DeBoer? Lost the first 5 games and may be on his way out much sooner than we all expected.

This is the reality with the Devils right now. Pete DeBoer has yet to settle on a lineup and it certainly shows.

I have already mentioned my displeasure with the goalie situation right now. Jacob Josefson played well and yet, he is out for Loktionov (which I agree with Andrei being in there) and guys like Stephen Gionta are still in despite struggling. Mark Fayne played in his first game recently and had a solid game and yet is still replaced by a clearly struggling Peter Harrold.

Something’s gotta give. If it isn’t the goose egg in the win column, Pete DeBoer’s employment with the New Jersey Devils certainly will.

Extra Notes

  • Ryan Carter is getting healthier but still is not ready to play (upper body)
  • The Winnipeg Jets are 20% efficient on the powerplay and have scored 5 PP goals.
  • To counter that, the Devils are 77% efficient on the PK, allowing 3 so far this season.
  • Damien Brunner leads the team in goals (3), shots on goal (20) and points (5).
  • Dustin Byfuglien leads the Jets in assists (6), points (6), and penalty minutes (14).

Topics: Cory Schneider, Jacob Josefson, Pete DeBoer

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