Here's some numerical knowledge that back that up.
Minus-3- Marek Zidlicky's rating in New Jersey's last four games. Zidlicky is a minus-8 overall this year.
.901- Martin Brodeur's save percentage in seven games since returning from a back injury.
1- The number of shutouts Brodeur has recorded this year-- it came Jan. 22 in a 3-0 win over Philadelphia.
2- Number of games the Devils have won since March 15. New Jersey is 2-4-4 in its last 10.
3- Number of points (2g, 1a) David Clarkson has since March 1-- a span of 17 games.
4- Number of goals the Devils have scored in their last three games. They're 0-2-1 in those affairs.
5- Number of games Ilya Kovalchuk's currently missed due to a shoulder injury.
11- Number of games the Devils have left. It's getting late early people.
12- Number of points Steve Sullivan's recorded in 33 games this year. That total puts him tied for eighth on the Devils.
66- Number of shots New Jersey's fired at its opposition's net in its last two games. The Devils have only found the back of the net once.