Originally posted on Running With The Devils  |  Last updated 12/9/11

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



What a game!! I spent the better portion of the first half of the game pretty much cursing at the entire Devils team. They couldn’t seem to do anything right most of Marty Brodeur so when he got the hook, I wasn’t surprised or displeased.

The first two goals were ridiculous. Usually Marty is great and playing his rebounds but on these two he put them in bad spots and got burned immediately. Then the Devils did something in the second we hadn’t see them do yet this yet this season, give up a PP goal at home. Alfredsson buried the one time and the Sens were up 3-0, looking like they were just going to run us out of the building as they almost game up another shorthanded goal.

Enter Zach Parise. From the moment Tedenby got called for holding in the corner that led to the Alfredsson goal, you could see Parise was hot. Like a captain is supposed to, he got the Devils going by putting in a shorthanded goal to make the game 3-1.

Zubrus would follow Parise’s  example and score a shorty of his own. 3-2 Devils and the way they’ve started to take control of the game, you HAVE to believe that 2 points is within their reach. A couple minutes later, Tedenby would tie the game at 3 and you just knew the 4th goal wasn’t far behind. Little did I know that goal would come 45 seconds after the Tedenby goal.  It was probably the nicest goal of the night as a tick-tack-goal from Henrique to Parise to Kovalchuk in the slot gave the Devils the 4-3 lead.

But wouldn’t you believe it, it wouldn’t be enough. The Senators tied it with 5 seconds left to play in the 3rd while a man down.  Eventually the Devils would win in a shootout but this game should have NEVER gotten to OT. I am so tired of the Devils giving other teams a point even when we skate away with 2 points.

Montreal comes to town tomorrow afternoon and like the Devils have been playing mediocre hockey all season. Should be an interesting one!!



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