The Devils lost in overtime, 5-4, to the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Prudential Center, despite goals by John Moore, Michael Cammalleri, Pavel Zacha and Adam Henrique. Here's what we learned:
1) First, the good news. The Devils scored four goals, including another one on the power play, earned a point in the standings and remain undefeated in regulation at home with a 7-0-2 record at Prudential Center.
2) The bad news: Cory Schneider allowed five goals in 33 shots and he immediately acknowledged after the game that it is not nearly good enough. While it might be easy to point the finger at defensive lapses or forced turnovers, he's putting the blame squarely on himself. He said, "Allowing three or four goals a game is not a recipe for success for this team and I have to be better."
2) The ugly: Through 63:18 minutes of play, the Devils had 19 shots, including five in the first period, four in the third and none in overtime. Plus, they had 11 giveaways, one of which directly resulted in a goal against. Cammalleri was rather direct when he said, "We didn't like much of our game tonight and I'm sure we'll get an honest assessment from our coaches tomorrow." Said the captain, Andy Greene: "We need to have a stronger first period. When we don't, the games are much tougher to win. That's not how we want to play and we have to be better tomorrow."
The Devils (10-6-4) head to Pittsburgh (12-6-3) tonight and will get right back at it tomorrow night against the Penguins at 7 p.m. on MSG+, WFAN and The One Jersey Network.