May 16, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) face off during the third period in game two in the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Devils won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The New Jersey Devils Tie Series 1-1

The New Jersey Devils fell to The New York Rangers in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Last night they took the ice with something to prove, they aren’t going down with out a fight. This series is evenly matched, and it will come down to the death. I say this will be a 7 game series. My gut tells me to call The Devils to take it, however, The Rangers are working hard, King Hank is owning the net, and players like Richards and Boyle are giving the Devils a run for their money. They too won’t go down with out a fight. I am personally rooting for the Rangers, however, I’m getting a bit sick of John Tortorella’s temper tantrums. Someone, please, give the man a pacifier so he’ll shut up. You know they little blurry patches they put over bad words on people’s shirts on TV? They need one of those over his mouth. I’m not Steve Downie, I don’t read lips that well. But I sure can read some of the words he throws out there, and let’s just say that they are words I’d never say as a lady. (Not where my mother could hear me anyway.) Here’s a box score of last night’s game:
5:38 Carl Hagelin : Holding  – 2  min
10:13 Patrik Elias : Roughing  – 2  min
13:02 Brian Boyle : Slashing  – 2  min
13:39 PPG – Ilya Kovalchuk (6) Snap Shot – Assists: M. Zidlicky (6) & Z. Parise (5)
00:48 Alexei Ponikarovsky : Interference  – 2  min
2:23 PPG – Marc Staal (3) Slap Shot – Assists: B. Richards (6) & D. Girardi (8)
10:32 Travis Zajac : Interference  – 2  min
12:19 PPG – Chris Kreider (4) Tip-In – Assists: A. Stralman (3) & A. Anisimov (6)
18:09 Ryan Carter (2) Tip-In – Assists: B. Salvador (5) & S. Bernier (2)
2:31 David Clarkson (3) Tip-In – Assists: A. Henrique (6) & B. Salvador (6)
3:49 Steve Bernier : Interference  – 2  min
12:02 Artem Anisimov : Hooking  – 2  min

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