Devils' defense in unfamiliar territory

Updated: May 12, 2003, 1:41 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Not only are the New Jersey Devils trailing a series for the first time in the 2003 playoffs, they are trying to plug some holes defensively.

Ottawa's 3-2 overtime victory over New Jersey on Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals exposed cracks in the Devils' once-impenetrable defensive wall as the Senators forced turnovers with tough forechecking and feasted on breakdowns.