Patrik Elias said coach Pete DeBoer and his staff shouldn’t be blamed for the 10-game losing streak.

“It’s not an easy job they have right now,” Elias said. “We don’t know what to say and they don’t know what to say. It seems like there is no justice out there for us right now. It’s not just these two games. Honestly, out of the last 10 games we’ve lost, nine of them—except the Islanders—we outplayed the other teams. It’s frustrating.”

DeBoer said he still thinks the Devils can make the playoffs.

“I do. I think we could’ve won our last six or seven games,” DeBoer said. “I don’t doubt we can win six or seven games in as row.”

There are now just six remaining.

Martin Brodeur said his son, Jeremy, will attend Oshawa’s prospects camp in two weeks and decide whether he will join the OHL club that drafted him or whether he’ll go to school.

“He doesn’t ’want to lose his eligibility for school yet,” Brodeur said. “They’ll look at him and he’ll feel the city and the atmosphere there and make a decision if he’s going to go back (to the junior team) in August. If he does, he still has to make sure he makes the team. I went the junior route myself and it really worked out well for me.”