In the first game with new lines under head coach Pete DeBoer, the New Jersey Devils made a number of crucial mistakes that ultimately cost them the game.
The Devils offense just couldn't get it together last night against the Sharks as they were out shot 41-19 through the overtime period and 20-5 in the second period alone. New Jersey still had a chance to win despite their poor play, but Sharks forward Joe Pavelski tied the game 3-3 with 30 seconds left in regulation.
New Jersey's win streak in the shootout was also snapped, as the Sharks outscored the Devils 3-1 in sudden death. New Jersey moves to 3-1-1 while the Sharks are now 2-3.
DeBoer should be content with getting a point out of last night's game, especially with how bad the team played both offensively and defensively. Just looking at some of the statistics would make someone believe that this game was a blowout:
Shots: 41-19 SharksFaceoffs: 39-27 SharksTakeaways: 14-2 Sharks
The last stat should be ...