Monthly Archives: April 2012
Three stars of the game:
3rd star: Zach Parise (Goal, assist)
2nd star: James van Riemsdyk (Goal)
1st star: Danny Briere (2 goals)
The Devils were fresh off their dramatic Game 7 double-overtime win late Thursday night (and into Friday morning) while the Flyers had about a week off since knocking off the Penguins in their first round series. The long layoff for the Flyers initially worked against them, as the Devils got off to a tremendous start. They dominated the Flyers for much of the opening period, and were outshooting them, 11-0 at one point in the period. It took all of 3:16 to open the scoring. Flyers rookie Matt Read coughed the puck up to Patrik Elias behind the Flyers’ net and Elias centered to Zach Parise, and Parise beat Ilya Bryzgalov between the pads. Bryzgalov, however, made strong saves on Patrik Elias’ quick shot from the slot, a chance by Travis Zajac and a shot by Petr Sykora on the newly formed third line. The Devils failed on their only power play of the period, although it did generate four shots on goal. They outshot Philly, 15-6 in the first period, but were unable to score a second goal. Another bright spot for the Devils in the first period was that they killed off both Flyers’ power plays after struggling in the first round against Florida.
Our boys play the Flyers on Thursday and Sunday of next week at The Rock. There is no doubt that these games will be sold out. There is also no doubt that there will be a fair share of Flyers fans at these games. Being only 90 miles apart, it’s a short trip up the turnpike to see some road hockey and Flyers fans have been known to travel well. But there’s one thing they need to get in…tickets. This is where you guys come in. There’s 2 objectives you all have:
1. If you haven’t already purchased tickets to the games next week, what are you waiting for? Seriously. Here….click this! And if you have them already, can’t wait to see you guys there.
2. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT ONE!!! If by some chance, you cannot make a game and you need to resell or give away your tickets, make sure they go to a Devils fan!! These games will sell out quick and maybe someone you know who was shut out of getting tickets and would love to go! Do NOT sell them if they plan on wearing orange to the game. Their team only plays 90 miles away. If they want to see them, they can make the hour and a half ride down in their building. There is even a Facebook group where Devils fans buy and sell tickets to each other at face value. They immediately delete any posts that ask for more than face value of the ticket. Check that place out too.
The Rock is OUR HOUSE!! Those that were fortunate to have been there for all 3 games know how loud our arena got. It was the loudest I personally have heard it since Game 2 against the same Flyers in 2010. We brought it BIG TIME last round. Now let’s bring it even more this round. We are ALL incredibly passionate and we love our team just as much as Flyers fans do. Will they be in our house more than Panthers fans were? Yes. We cannot stop that completely. And they will be boisterous as well. But you can do your part to “Say No To Orange”. Plus you’re helping out a fellow Devils fan. And you’ll feel better about that inside.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers
3:00 PM E.T.
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS
Radio: Bloomberg 1130AM or SiriusXM 92
Well, the Devils have made it to Round 2 for the first time since 2007. If you don’t think this is a big deal, well, I don’t know what to say to you other than, it is! We not only broke the one and done curse, but we also won back to back games in the playoffs for the first time in five years. For this group of players, especially one Zach Parise, this is huge right now.
3rd star: Jose Theodore (Panthers – 33 saves)
2nd star: Martin Brodeur (43 saves)
1st star: Adam Henrique (2 goals, including game-winning double-overtime goal)
Stanley Cup Playoffs
New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers
8:30 PM E.T.
TV: MSG Plus (HD), NHLN-US, NBCSN (JIP), TSN, RDSI, FS-F
Radio: WFAN 660 or SiriusXM 212
Well, here we are again folks. Another elimination game, but this time in a Game 7 and this time, for BOTH teams. It is all on the line tonight, which means that everything will have to be brought to the table. There will be no more excuses and no more chances after tonight as one team WILL be going home. So let’s hope that the Devils can build off the momentum from Tuesday’s thrilling overtime victory in Game 6.
(headline by @Bcallow_74)
Three stars of the game:
3rd star: Steve Bernier (Goal)
2nd star: Sean Bergenheim (Goal)
1st star: Travis Zajac (Overtime goal, assist)
The playoffs are not for the faint of heart. There can be a roller-coaster of emotions within minutes. That could be said for tonight’s Game 6 between the Devils and Panthers. The home team put on a dominating performance for much of Game 6, but an old friend, who was an unscheduled starter, Scott Clemmensen, made it a closer game than perhaps it should have been. The Devils, though sloppy at times, played a passionate and desperate Game 6, and got a clutch goal from Travis Zajac 5:39 into the first overtime to win 3-2 and send the series back to Florida for a win-or-go-home Game 7 on Thursday night.