It's momentum Devils, as the Eastern Stanley Cup Final makes the trek back to New York for game five.
The Devils on the strength of a convincing victory on Monday have turned the Eastern Final into a best of three showdown now and judging by the energy level of the most recent game, the team that dresses in red and black seems to have much more jump than the guys in the Blueshirts.
The Rangers perhaps have had their hard road previous finally catch up to them, the two consecutive seven game series that led to the final, could very well have finally caught up with New Yorkers, the Devils have been quicker to the puck, faster into the zone and for the most part have controlled the flow of play on the ice, only the Rangers remarkable ability to pick up a key goal at a key time has provided for the two Ranger victories.
If not for the goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist, this series may very well have been brought to an end after but four games, such was the control of play that the Devils have provided for, only finish around the net and a bit of luck has kept them from a Stanley Cup final thus far.
The Rangers, as tired looking as they seem at times, will have to dig a little deeper now, the first step of course tonights game at Madison Square Garden, regardless of the past, their present and perhaps their future dictates that another lengthy series is at hand, (no doubt much to the enjoyment of the waiting LA Kings) whether there is any gas left in their tank will be determined tonight.
Game Five-- New Jersey 5 at New York Rangers 3
The Devils lead the series 3 games to 2
Previews and Reviews
New York Post-- Devils get last laugh after Blueshirts erase 3-0 hole
New York Post-- Gabby, Callahan finally deliver
New York Post-- Dubinsky's return a big hit for Blueshirts
New York Post-- Callahan a standout in tough loss
New York Post-- Rangers don't' need Messier's words, they need his Game 6 performance
New York Post-- Marty, Devils face ghosts of 1994
New York Post-- This time, King a mere commoner
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils relinquish early lead, hold on to beat NY Rangers...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers face their greatest comeback challenge down 3-2...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers can't save goalie Henrik Lundqvist in 5-3 loss...
NY Daily News-- John Tortorella still confident NY Rangers forwards can rediscover...
NY Daily News-- Ruslan Fedotenko provides NY Rangers with spark despite 5-3 loss...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Stephen Gionta steps out of the shadows in Game 5 win
Newark Star Ledger-- Pete DeBoer confident Devils will come up with big Game 6
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Martin Brodeur was prepared to be the goat ...
Newark Star Ledger-- How did you make it through wild 3rd period?
Newark Star Ledger-- Rangers flip switch too late in Game 5 loss to Devils
Newark Star Ledger-- Ryan Carter's game-winning goal in Game 5 ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils blow three-goal lead, recover to beat Rangers...
USA Today-- Ryan Carter lifts Devils to 5-3 win vs. Rangers
USA Today-- Devils beat Rangers 5-3 for series lead
Globe and Mail-- Devils squander three goal lead but score late in third to take Game 5
Globe and Mail-- Rangers top guns letting them down
Globe and Mail-- Never doubt the Lou Lamoriello Way
Toronto Star-- Things I'm Not Doing
Toronto Star-- New Jersey Devils beat NY Rangers 5-3 in Game 5
National Post-- Devils recover to take series lead against Rangers
New York Post-- Rangers coach to 'pray' for more goals from forwards
New York Post-- Rangers' Rupp not sorry for hitting Devils' Brodeur
New York Post-- Devils, Rangers coaches clearly don't like each other
New York Post-- Devils coach says 'emotion' took over in feud with Tortorella
New York Post-- Devils' Salvador has become scoring sensation in playoffs
New York Post-- Heart of the matter is Rangers have plenty
New York Post-- Tortorella, DeBoer face-off latest episode of "When Coaches Clash"
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers and coach John Tortorella must win Game 5 ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers coach John Tortorella says plan is to 'pray' for goals ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' Mike Rupp admits punch at NJ Devils...
NY Daily News-- Peter DeBoer finally gets hot under call for NJ Devils...
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils' Martin Brodeur says punch from NY Rangers ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Will Stephen Gionta's playoff success open the door ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils two wins away from facing Kings in Stanley Cup finals
Newark Star Ledger-- What has impressed you most about coaching staff
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils defensemen live in long shadow but making names ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils coach Pete DeBoer has fire that is reminiscent of Pat Burns
Newark Star Ledger-- Rangers follow maddening postseason formula right into ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Mike Rupp says nothing to make of incident with Martin Brodeur
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils Bryce Salvador enjoying playoff run...
Newark Star Ledger-- Emotion took over in exchange with John Tortorella
USA Today-- Devils carrying offensive play as East final resumes
USA Today-- Devils expect few fireworks in Game 5
Globe and Mail-- Rangers, Tortorella look to the heavens for inspiration
Globe and Mail-- Rangers college kid mades the grade
National Post-- Rangers appear to be in trouble
National Post-- Martin Broduer vs Henrik Lundqvist...
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