The New Jersey Devils have won the Stanley Cup three times in their history and in each instance, they wore out their opponent with solid defensive hockey. But their bid to win a fourth Cup is going to come down to offense.
The New York Rangers' narrative for the playoffs was that they kept doing just enough to get by. But the Devils were following the same script and, in the end, they did a better job of it.
Someone should tell the New York Rangers that playoff bonuses aren't based on the number of games played.
It was fitting that Zach Parise scored the empty-net goal to seal last night's win for his New Jersey Devils in their Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.
What made Clarkson's deflection easier was that he was undefended standing in front of Lundqvist.
John Tortorella seems to be convinced that the team will need him if they are to win the Stanley Cup.
Wayne Gretzky, the best passer in the history of hockey, used to say that you don't pass the puck to where someone is, but where someone is going to be.
It won't go down in history as "The Save." Even if the New York Rangers advance deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs, there's a good chance that even the most die-hard fans will have forgotten about this one.