Devils undefeated in seven straight games

The big question in New Jersey is whether or not the Devils can save their season and somehow grab that eighth and final play-off spot.
After getting off to a rough start this year and finding themselves at one point in last place, 20 points out of a play-off spot, the Devils have suddenly caught fire and have reeled off seven straight wins.
On Saturday night veteran forward, Dainius Zubrus, was the hero as he scored two goals in leading New Jersey to a critical 4-1 win against the eighth seeded Carolina Hurricanes.
New Jersey, who have now defeated Carolina three times in the past 12 days, are all of the sudden within 10 points of a play-off spot, with approximately 22 games remaining.
“We took control early, for a change, because here this team is known for great starts,” Devils coach,Jacques Lemaire, said. “Every time they (Hurricanes) step on the ice they really skate and get on top of the other team. We were pretty lucky to get that first goal.”
Also scoring for the Devils were veterans, Brian Rolston and Henrik Tallinder. Power forward, Ilya Kovalchuk, who struggled for most of the season, had an assist to run his point scoring streak to 10 games. (seven goals and five assists).
While the good news is that New Jersey have crept to within 10 points, the fact remains that there are still four teams for them to jump over to make the play-offs.

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