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Devils staying course with DeBoer despite winless start

New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer appears to be safe for now in New Jersey despite opening...

New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer appears to be safe for now in New Jersey despite opening the season with no wins through seven games. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 3:01 PM ET

The New Jersey Devils are the last winless team in the NHL.

At 0-4-3, they’re already nine points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Metropolitan Division and are allowing a shade under four goals per game.

“I don’t think any of us predicted or felt that we’d have three points in seven games,” New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello told the Newark Star-Ledger. “But we have played seven games. There are still 75 games left. There is nothing we can do about those seven games, other than look at the things we did well and go over the things that we didn’t.”

The Devils, who completed their winless five-game road trip Thursday in Ottawa, have been held goalless in two games this season and have conceded three or more goals in all seven games they’ve played.

Still, head coach Pete DeBoer has the full support of New Jersey’s front office.

“I feel comfortable saying this: This team deserves a little more faith for being on the road six out of seven games and not coming out with more points,” Lamoriello said. “But we haven’t. We’re not going to dwell on it.

“The coaching staff is doing everything they can. So are the players. They’re working at it. We have to be more consistent in certain areas.”


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