4 Weaknesses Hurting the Devils' Chances of Making the Playoffs

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4 Weaknesses Hurting the Devils' Chances of Making the Playoffs
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The Devils offense is, well, terrible.

Ilya Kovalchuk went down with a shoulder injury March 23 in a game against the Florida Panthers. The New Jersey Devils have not won a game since. 

Over the 0-3-4 span, the team has scored more than two goals just once. The Devils have fallen out of the playoffs and sit two points behind the Rangers and Islanders for the final spots. The season is slipping away from them. 

This is a very flawed team. The Rangers really shook it up on the trade deadline and the team looks to be galvanized. The Islanders are young and hungry and have a blissful belief in themselves that should really scare New Jersey. The Devils, however, have enough to worry about in their own locker room.

Here are five weaknesses that may cause this team to miss the playoffs for the second time in three years. 

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