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Will The Devils Rekindle That Magic?

January 27, 2022, 6:34 AM ET [66 Comments]
Sam Woo
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After getting blown out by the Dallas Stars 5-1, the New Jersey Devils fly south to play the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Amalie Arena.

Remember when the Devils beat the Lightning on November 20th and had a winning record of 8-5-3?

Since then, it has been a major rollercoaster ride. The Devils own a 7-16-2 record with only 16 measly points. Now their record stands at 15-21-5 with 35 points. Is this the new era the team was referring about when they unveiled those awful third jerseys?

Back then, we thought that four unanswered goals in the third period showed us the fight these young Devils had. Although special teams has been much better as of late, the Devils have played very poorly when they are at even strength.

The puck possession has been terrible. Constant giveaways, whether it has been clearing the puck or outlet passes not connecting , has been costly. Opponents are feasting on the opportunities. Also, it does not help that the goaltending has not been stellar especially with the injuries between Mackenzie Blackwood and Jonathan Bernier practically since the start of training camp.

So much as changed since that great moment in Tampa. Tonight, maybe the Devils will rekindle that magic?

Don’t count on it.

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Sam Woo is co-host and executive producer of the Let's Go Devils Podcast which can be heard live every Sunday at 9pm ET and Wednesday at 8:30pm ET.

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