The Devils were in deep trouble, but have managed to climb out of it.
With New Jersey leading 2-0 five minutes into the 3rd, the Islanders strike twice…once shorthanded on a four-minute penalty kill, then the Devils allow the Islanders to tie it. Then with the Devils reeling, they score on Rick DiPietro, who by the way, has the worst contract in professional sports. You can see the NYI bench sag after Greene nets something close to a softy.
Now the Devils can do what they do best…trap.