That Zach Parise is going to be just fine. The Devils need to find a way to sign him yet not handcuff the organization from making other moves we need to make. On this coming Sunday, approx 6pm, I will have to start rooting for a different team if the Stanley Cup Playoffs are going to be entertaining at all.
The Penguins not only advanced in their quest to win the Atlantic Division, they buried one of their rivals in the process. After the game, Kovalchoo pretty much said the Devils are done. And so it goes. Marc-Andre Fleury finally has his signature win against Marty Brodeur. A 21-save stonewalling accentuated by three straight saves in the shootout. You have to give the Devils their due. They went on some unrealistic run to get themselves in a position to even sniff the playoffs. But in the end, they ain't coming to the dance. Maybe they shouldn't have lost 300 games in a row to start the season.
James Neal – Mark Letestu – Alex Kovalev
Chris Kunitz – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Mike Comrie
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Ben Lovejoy – Matt Niskanen
Ilya Kovalchuk – Travis Zajac – Nick Palmieri
Brian Rolston – Patrik Elias – Mattias Tedenby
Dainius Zubrus – Jacob Josefson – David Clarkson
Rod Pelley – David Steckel – Vladimir Zharkov/Adam Mair
Henrik Tallinder – Mark Fayne
Anssi Salmela – Andy Greene
Mark Fraser – Jay Leach