“This game's over. We have to get ready for the next,” Lamoriello said. “That's been our approach and it will continue to be that every night. … We'll just take a step back on this one right now and come back to the rink tomorrow and get ready for Boston. We know we have two games this weekend. Every game is more important than the next.”
But there are some things they can't look past, like their missed opportunities on the power play and their penalty kill struggles.
“We have confidence on our penalty kill,” Lamoriello said. “You give them an advantage and they took it. They took the opportunity. Then, we had a power play in the third period, we had great chances. Just didn't finish.”
As it gets down to the wire for the Devils, penalty kills, power plays, or just a bad bounce, anything can make a difference.
“This time of year in general the margin becomes razor thin,” goaltender Cory Schneider said. “A bad bounce, bad luck, missed coverage, not making a save, it all can come back to haunt you at this time of year. But, it was a pretty even game, two teams fighting. They had good energy. You have to give them credit. I thought they skated well in the third period for being a back-to-back and they made the extra play and got the extra save.”