All I can say is thank god the game is over, my stomach couldn't take it anymore. My stomach felt like it did in overtime of Game 6 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals.
After blowing a four goal lead, of course this all happened after I texted my friend to gloat how easy this was, but its' the Rangers and it is never easy and this little homo traitor Gomez made a good effort to disappoint Devil fans again.
What stood out for me and seems to be the difference in this team is Parise is now a dominant player and he showed it gaining four assists on the night as he now has 33 pts on the year. This little guy just creates offense. Second is Elias has gained chemistry with Zubrus and Gionta and are a line teams are proving they cannot stop. What a difference two scoring lines that get a ton of minutes and play solid defense can make. Elias (1G-2A), Gionta (1G-3A), Zubrus (1G-2A).
Also the hits some of the "D" put on some of the Rangers. Salvador and White threw their bodies around and if it wasn't for a period where the Devils thought they could relax and sit on a 5-1 lead the Rangers would of never made the comeback they did.
The Devils character, play of their top two lines, depth and overall team defense is showing me that this team may be one of the best in the east. If they can stay healthy, players like Madden-Rolston-Pandolfo-Rupp-Holik-Clarkson can turn their game up and find some chemistry, and if they can fill some holes of defense via a trade this team has a chance to be playing late in the playoffs.
- One sour note was Zajac did not play in the 3rd period and after he scored two goals in the game 3 goals in the last 2 games. Hopefully he will be okay and able to play tomorrow at Buffalo.
- Devils put Petr Vrana on waivers and if no one picks him up him will play the remainder of the season down in Lowell, so it is unlikely he would be recalled if Zajac is injured.