Our focus on these post game articles from the other side will be on the bloggers. We will incorporate major media on occasion as well especially when a team doesn’t carry too much blog support. Here are those of the Cupcakes. Click on each link for more.

That the New Jersey Devils lost tonight isn’t all that surprising. That they got some bad breaks along with some less than good defensive zone play in the goals allowed isn’t all that surprising. That the Devils got a lot of shots on net but didn’t have the finish for whatever reason you choose to believe isn’t all that surprising. That the New Jersey power play continues to be a joke of special teams isn’t all that surprising.  That the other team exercised the gameplan of getting up by two goals, allowing NJ chase the game in the third period, and hoping the goaltender makes all the stops – and succeeded isn’t all that surprising.  That the Devils, coming off a win on Friday night, didn’t really build much off of the good things they did in that win isn’t surprising.

In Lou We Trust

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Devils 3-1 in tonight’s game at Staples Center.

The Devils fell to 1-3-0 on this six-game road trip and 3-8-1 for the season. They also lost left wing Zach Parise to an apparent right leg injury.

The Devils outshot the Kings, 40-23, overall, including, 20-4, in the third period, but got only a second period goal from Matt Taormina past goaltender Jonathan Quick.

Fire & Ice

Here’s the good news for the Devils: October is over.

Unfortunately, November may not look much better unless the team’s best scorers start putting the puck in the net.

Rookie defenseman Matt Taormina scored the lone goal Saturday night as the Devils fell to the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, at Staples Center.

It was the Devils’ fourth loss in five games.

The problem remains goal-scoring.

I am a fan of Greg Wyshynski but it doesn’t appear he wrote a post game. He did do a fun pre-game however. Here is that.

It’s a classic setup for a night of fan vengeance: Superstar free agent spurns the local team for an absurd contract elsewhere, potentially using said local team to juice the asking price.

Then you add in the intangibles: The local team even courted this star with a collegiate sports-like “recruiting tour” of the facilities late in the negotiation; and then this star ended up signing an absurd contract whose rejection by the NHL turned him into an symbol of avarice and a target of scorn for many who follow the League.

Greg Wyshynski

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2 replies

  1. There’s some real good stuff in there. Bob Miller and Jim Fox were commenting on the sorry state of the ice at Staples all game long, and I have to wonder if that didn’t factor into the Parise leg injury, along with the hit, of course. But they kept mentioning players and officials stumbling in the right hand corner. I liked the one blog that commented on the fans signs directed at Kovalchuk, but he showed how the Devils fans, having become so accustomed to being an elite team, can no longer relate to a fan base like ours that has had to struggle and wait for greatness to finally arrive, and then he can’t understand how we would avail ourselves of the opportunity to heap scorn on someone who was seen as toying with our affections here. Hell, I was booing him on TV in my home! Thanks again for putting these up after the games, they are fun to read!

  2. Parise has been playing with this injure since summer and it just became too much last night.

    posted this elswhere…_zach_par.html

    “It’s something I hurt skating this summer and it hasn’t gotten better,” Parise said via telephone from home in New Jersey. “Every game I feel like I’d hurt it more. It would just keep happening and I feel like I’ve been ineffective on the ice.”


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