What Happened: The New Jersey Devils blew another multiple-goal lead on Tuesday night as they fell to the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in OT at Rogers Arena. Jaromir Jagr scored in the first period and Patrik Elias netted one early in the second. The Canucks got a pair in a five-minute span midway through the second, before Jason Garrison got the winner in OT.
Star of the Game: Jaromir Jagr. The old man is doing all he can to get the Devils a win. In the first period, he buried a quick one-timer on a snap shot to give the Devils the lead. He had an assist on Elias' quirky goal to make it 2-0.
Goat of the Game: Damien Brunner. Yes, he's done a lot to help this club. But he's now been on the ice for the last four goals the Devils have allowed. I won't disagree with you if you pick out any of the six defensemen.
Turning Point: Daniel Sedin's goal. It came just about a minute after the Devils made it 2-0. I thought at the time, it would be a wakeup call for them to keep the pedal to the floor. Wrong. Less than five minutes later, the Canucks tied it.
Offense- B-minus - A lot to like from Jagr and Elias. It may be time to start fretting about the others, though. Has Adam Henrique touched the puck this season? He's been invisible.
Defense- C - Tough to be mad about the second goal since they were essentially shorthanded but Mark Fayne's foolish pass at his own blue line set up the goal. None of the six had a considerably solid game.
Special Teams - B-minus - Penalty kill was sharp and the power play got one chance. Not much to grade here.
Goaltending- C-plus - Not much Schneider could do. The first goal was tipped by his own defensemen. The second one happened while an injured player was hobbling off the ice during the long change period. Screened by two guys on the third goal.
Instant Insight: Same thing as the previous three games. Some good and some bad to take. The goaltending has allowed at least three goals in all four games. The defense has been tight at points and has been manhandled during others. The offense has been the most consistent unit.
The more this winless streak builds, the more frustration builds in the locker room, regardless of whether or not they say the right things to the media. Now they have to wait a full two days to try and end this streak when they head to Calgary on Friday.