Thoughts after Game 1

Couple thoughts after tonight’s loss:

  • I know, it hurts, but the Devils need to regroup and come out firing in Game 2, like they did against the Flyers and Rangers.
  • The Devils came out flat until they scored their first goal (late in the second period).
  • The Devils need to take more shots on Jonathan Quick. 18 shots in the entire game in not enough.
  • Too much passing in the offensive zone in the first period. Overpassing, trying to be fancy. Just need to shoot the puck.
  • The Devils need to bury wide open shots. David Clarkson missed in the first period, then Zach Parise had a chance, but got blocked and last, Mark Fayne missed a wide open net.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk needs to step up if the Devils want to win. He needs to get involved. He had no shots and no hits.
  • Devils power play was awful (first PP was okay). 0 for 2 with two shots.
  • Martin Brodeur was great but the first goal he allowed was too weak from his standpoint.