NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello discussed the season and hinted at some possible maneuvering at the NHL Trade Deadline following the morning skate at Prudential Center on Friday.
The Devils host the Vancouver Canucks in the second game of a six-game homestand.
Lamoriello said it has long been his belief that winning low-scoring games behind solid defense is the formula for a championship season. He would know; he was the architect of three Stanley Cup titles in New Jersey (1995, 2000, 2003).
At the same time, he understands the frustration with regard to the lack of goal-scoring, particularly over the past five games. The Devils haven't scored more than one goal in a game since Feb. 7, a 6-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
"I know you have to score goals, so I don't want to be misinterpreted or misrepresent how important it is to score goals, but we know the way our teams have had success in the past: from the goalie out," Lamoriello said. "When our young defense gets more mature, it will help us create offensively."