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The Devils are looking to find consistency in their game as they head into another back-to-back

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott /

The Devils will win two games in a row, play well, and then have a letdown.

It's hard, in this league, to gain traction like that. And with the slow start to the season the club had, the team is in need of stringing more solid games and wins together.

"Yeah, I don't know why it's happening all the time," said defenseman Sami Vatanen, "Otherwise, we would have fixed it right now. We've just got to go for the next one right now and play like we played a couple games before and we've just got to work hard and we've got to show up every day to be ready."

Taylor Hall put a lot of pressure on himself and his own play in trying to right this ship.

"It has been a theme for us. We have to develop some consistency and, really, a game that we can trust," said Hall. It's a good thing that we've shown we can do it and really do it against some top-tier teams. For myself, against a team like Boston, if I think I'm one of the best players on this team, you know, the other team's best players... I'll play guys like me.

And if we're going to win games and we're going to start to really make a climb in the standings, it's going to have to be guys like me that really step up and produce. So that's really what I'm looking to do."

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