The Devils were still trying to come to grips with what happened in the final 80 seconds of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
"It's hard to accept a little bit," goaltender Martin Brodeur said. "There's times in the day you look back and just can't believe it. I've never felt that too much before."
Some of the Devils watched the tape of the last 1:20, in which they gave up the tying and winning goals after leading 3-2. Some did not.
Devils coach Brent Sutter said he didn't need to watch the video.
"I've seen enough of it to know what happened," he said. "The bottom line is the tying and winning goal is lack of execution. It's no one's fault it happened, but at that stage everyone has to be aware of their assignments."
Sutter called it "the most devastating loss I've ever had as a coach or a player."
"I said to Lou [Lamoriello] this morning this was like a 100-yard dash for our first race," Sutter said. "I felt we got to the 99-yard mark and we fell down when we had the lead. There''s really no way to explain that."