Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils failed to score against the rival New York Rangers as they failed to produce any offense.
Martin Brodeur played very well tonight, stopping 26-of-27 shots he faced. The first goal was an odd play where a Ranger forward tripped over Brodeur in front of the net, allowing Rick Nash to have a wide open net to put in his 23rd of the year.
However, as the Rangers initially entered the zone, Nash brought the puck over offside. In reality the goal should never have happened, but this is not NHL14 and the calls are not made by a computer, therefore mistakes happen.
The Rangers added an empty net goal by Derek Stepan with eight seconds remaining.
The biggest problem was that the Devils could not produce any offense during the entire game. The Devils had just six shots halfway through the game, which is obviously a problem. How do you expect to win games without putting pressure in the other team’s end?
The Devils season might as well be over, but there is still a faint chance that they can get in. The Devils stay home to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night in David Clarkson’s first game at the Prudential Center since his departure this offseason.
Clarkson has had a subpar season after signing a massive contract with his hometown Leafs. He has been held off the score sheet for 12 straight games. Brodeur said he hopes fans boo Clarkson like they did Parise.