Devils Lose Six Straight

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The Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils lost their six straight game with a 3-2 defeat to the San Jose Sharks. New Jersey had not lost six straight since Jan. 1-14, 1991.

"We're just shooting ourselves in the foot by making stupid mistakes," Devils coach Larry Robinson said. "Then we lose our composure as soon as they get the first goal against us. Then as soon as the second goal goes in it's the confidence factor, the old 'here we go again' scenario."

The Devils have been sliding in the standings during the skid and are tied with the New York Islanders at the bottom of the Atlantic Division.

"We're taking it hard," Martin Brodeur said. "A lot of us who have been here for a while, this is not something we're used to. This is a situation where it's not a lot of fun to come to the rink every day."

"Obviously, confidence-wise this team is not flying high," added center Bobby Holik. "We were better tonight, but not good enough."

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