The Devils in the Details: March 31 – April 6
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The Devils in the Details will be a weekly post, looking back on the stats from your New Jersey Devils in their past week of play. Games between Sunday and Saturday from every week will be highlighted, with stats like Goals, Assists, PIM, Shots, etc. being the main focus. This week, we take a look at the Devils between March 31 and April 6, a week where the Devils offensive troubles worsened, and the team went 0-3-0 in their games against the Islanders, Bruins, and Maple Leafs. The losses put the Devils 3 points out of a playoff spot with 10 games remaining in the season, so the Devils will have their work cut out for them in the coming weeks.
As I’m sure all of you are aware, the Devils have had some trouble scoring this past week. The team only registered 2 goal in their three games, one scored by Clarkson (13) and one by Ponikarovsky (2) with Elias, Zidlicky, and Zajac getting the helpers.
David Clarkson lead the team in shots on goal (18) but only connected on one late in Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs. Alexei Ponikarovsky led the team in shooting percentage this week, scoring on one of his five shots. One bright spot from this week for the Devils has to be their penalty kill, which was needed numerous times in their games against Boston and Toronto, to keep their deficit at 1 goal.
This week’s Shocking Stat is one that a lot of Devils fans would like to forget. After not being shutout for the entire season, the Devils went without a goal for 143 minutes, 36 seconds. Sixty of those minutes came against a painful shutout in Boston, where the Devils outplayed Boston but didn’t manage a goal. As a matter of fact, you could easily say that the Devils outplayed both Boston and Toronto but managed to lose both games in regulation. The Devils will need to find ways to generate offense and win games in the coming weeks if they hope to make the playoffs.
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