Uh-oh. They're starting to sniff destiny. The Devils can turn the Preposterous Dream into full-blown Miracle Mania.

And they're raising the battle cry.

"Let's do it!" Dainius Zubrus declared after New Jersey's 2-1 overtime victory over the Penguins last night in Newark.

They actually can do it, make the playoffs after being 27 points out. That 33-8 requirement for 88 points has been astonishingly carved down to 13-5. Starting tomorrow afternoon against the Islanders, they play six straight games against teams out of playoff position, but unlike themselves, not 19-2-2 in 23 games.