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Whether it’s an advantage to get back onto the ice quickly remains to be seen.

“I guess we’ll find out,” Brouwer said. “But you don’t want to forget games like [Thursday night] because you want to take something from it, and there’s not a whole lot of good you can take from it, so I guess all you can do is just see how bad your effort was and go forward and try and improve on that the next day. …

“[The Devils are] a good hockey team and we’ve got to find a way to get some enthusiasm, get some passion in our game right now.”