The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins each lug a three-game losing streak into their Metropolitan Division matchup Monday at PPG Paints Arena, but the demeanor of each club is vastly different.
The Devils (5-5-1) felt as if they turned a corner in a good way Saturday despite a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders, while Pittsburgh (6-3-3) was left reeling after a 5-0 loss the same night against Toronto.
New Jersey coach John Hynes talked about there being steps to getting out of a funk, and he thinks his team has taken a big one.
"Lots of times when you come out of it your play has to be better first," he said. "Lots of times you don't come out of these with a win; you come out of it by playing better and playing better and playing better.
"If we can build on our work ethic and how we played (Saturday), then we're going to put ourselves in situations to win games." >> Read more
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