Devils coach Pete DeBoer thinks David Clarkson's goal scoring slump is about more than just bad luck.
"I think it's a little bit of both," DeBoer said. "Your natural reaction when the puck's not going in for you is to maybe get away from some of the things that made successful. With David, for me, it's getting pucks to the net. He's a guy that gets shots on net from all different angles. We don't have a team with a real shot mentality, so that's important and I think he gets rewarded for that when he does that. When you look at his shot totals, I think there's a correlation between getting the puck to the net and the goals that go in." Clarkson has gone 12 games without a goal after netting 10 goals in his first 14 contests. He also has just 32 shots in his last 12 contests, compared to 60 shots over 14 games during his hot streak.