New Jersey Devils: Okay Weekend Despite The Saturday Loss

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The New Jersey Devils struggle of a season continues with another post-regulation loss. They are playing better but can’t seen to finish games and secure the victory.

The New Jersey Devils are having a bad season. They are not very good but they are showing that they can play well as a unit. They don’t always get the results when they play well and that is what separates good teams from bad teams in the NHL. They have studs like Nikita Gusev, Blake Coleman, Nico Hischier, and Kyle Palmieri going strong but the rest of the team has sort of failed to live up to expectations. That is why this weekend can be viewed as a positive.

The Super Bowl was over the weekend so obviously that took over most of the sports media hype but there was still some good hockey on. The Devils played their one-weekend game on Saturday night against the Dallas Stars. The Stars are one of the elite teams in the National Hockey League who play a strong team game. Their stars have sacrificed a few points to commit to a team game and it is working.

The Devils played them strong despite being a far inferior team. They led them 1-0 for a while before Dallas struck quickly to take a 2-1 lead. Hischier put the team on his back again when he tied the game and forced overtime. Dallas forward Joe Pavelski scored in overtime which gave the Stars the win despite a feisty effort by the Devils. It pretty much sums up the entire season for New Jersey. This season has been miserable and it can’t really end fast enough.

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Despite getting the overtime loss, they took four out of their last six points. It can be considered a good weekend just because they played well against a good team. At this point, that is about the best you can expect from a team having this bad of a season. They are back in action on Tuesday night when the Montreal Canadiens make a visit to Newark.