Eastern Conference Finals
A new generation of Devils have lived up to the organization’s proud standard by reaching their first Stanley Cup Finals since 2003.
Henrik Lundqvist, the man that Rangers fans call ‘King Henrik,’ is faced with the task of not only keeping goals out of his net, but not allowing the tremendous pressure placed upon him to seep into his consciousness.
When the Rangers take the ice Friday night in Newark, they will find themselves in the same position that the 1994 Stanley Cup champions were when they faced the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The unforeseen success of the Devils’ fourth line has given New Jersey newfound energy — and belief — as they look to close out the Eastern Conference finals.
The comparisons to 1994 were apparent before this series even started — now it’s reaching a crescendo. All that’s missing is a guarantee from the Rangers captain.
Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
There can be no more loose play, missed opportunities or slow starts. The New Jersey Devils are simply too good to let the Rangers get away with that kind of play any longer.
The Devils stayed remarkably cool against the chippy Flyers in their last series. But head coach Peter DeBoer broke his team’s stoic demeanor on Monday.
Peter DeBoer shook up the Devils’ forward lines and his players responded by dominating Game 4 and evening the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Senators and Capitals knew the Rangers were the better team when they played. The Devils don’t have to make any such admissionr. They know they are as good or better than the Rangers because of the way this series has played out.
When the puck drops in Game 5, the Rangers need to be the dominant team. They haven’t done it all series. It’s time for the entire squad to step up.
A Rangers fan says she was attacked, spit on and hit by Devils fans on Saturday in the aftermath of the Blue Shirts’ Game 3 win at the Prudential Center. However, not everyone believes her story.
The New Jersey Devils are making a lineup change for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.
Zach Parise is uncharacteristically underperforming during the Eastern Conference finals and knows he must raise his game.
There are indications that as New York and New Jersey move to this critical fourth game, the emphasis could change from winning on the scoreboard to winning in the alley.