Starring Steven Stamkos
Whoooaaaa baby! 3-0! 95 wins short of my prediction. Starting to not look that crazy, eh? Yeah, it wasn't the prettiest win in the world. the Devils spent a majority of the night getting outplayed. That's why Cory Schneider was signed for 7 more years. Just a great performance from him, a great performance from the Cammalleri, Zajac, Jagr line, and a mighty slow performance from Michael Ryder.
I know when I watch on television the players don't look nearly as fast as they are. I have watched enough games from up close to realize that. These guys are ridiculously fast. Still, it's kind of ridiculous that Ryder has managed to stay in the league based solely on a strong wrist shot. I mean the guy can barely get to the red line to dump it in without being caught from behind. Whatever. If we win despite that loser for the rest of the season I'll be happy. Just chip in a few goals here and there and try not to get in the way Michael.
The end of the second period was prettttty ugly. Passes nowhere near connecting. Turnovers in our own zone. Glad we were able to clean it up a bit in the third. Cammalleri really paying dividends thus far, and a GREAT pass by Elias on the winner. I'm fully expecting some upcoming growing pains with the young defenseman but the offense they have been bringing is certainly lighting a fire under this team. One thing that is noticeable is that this team has managed to avoid disastrous meltdowns at the end of games. Really, thats 'll you can ask for coming off last year.
Keep it up boys! Let's Go Devils!!!