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.