Game 52 Recap: Pathers Prevail in OT

 Tough loss tonight because I thought the Devils played a decent game but they made a mistake late in the third which allowed the Pathers to knot the game at 3 on a shorthanded goal. The Panthers have been tough in 1 goal games this season.

Just a few notes/thoughts:
* Panthers beat the Devils because of special teams. 1 Power Play goal and 1 shorthanded.
* Voukoun is a great goalie and I hope he gets shipped somewhere that he can help a team chase the cup. He got the Panthers the 2 points tonight.
* Kovalchuk once again lost a puck at the point and this time the Devils paid the price. We’ve seen him struggle with puck control so much… WHY???
* Good to see Zajac snap his 8 game drought by putting home a goal.

I still remember Kovalchuk’s first game in NJ 1 year ago when the Devils shocked the Maple Leafs by scoring 3 late goals. I was hoping for a win tonight on Kovalchuk’s anniversary but I’ll take the point, at least it puts us up 1 point on the Islanders.

Devils head to Montreal on Super Bowl Sunday. The game is early so maybe people will watch.

About Darren

Darren is a long time fan of the New Jersey Devils and had been covering the New Jersey Devils for various websites before starting up Running With The Devils in the fall of 2009.