The game started off with each team trying to feel each other out. The Devils were spending a lot of time in the Islander zone but were not able to get any quality chances. The Devils defensively were did not seem like they were sure what they were doing at times. The defense needs to settle down and get to thinking quick. Like I said pregame, they need confidence. Right now, there is not a lot there.
The 3rd and 4th lines were the best lines in that period. They were grinding well deep in the offensive zone and generated a few chances. The first two lines need to get going fast. The first line did not do a thing. Not good.