In game one, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers had a tightly contested game through 2 periods. In the end, the Rangers pulled away, scoring three goals in the third period. While the Devils had played the Rangers closely, it became clear why the Rangers are the number one seed in the playoffs.
Game two showed why the Devils are the ugly Cinderella in the playoffs this year. After all, NHL fans have been enamored with the run the L.A. Kings have been on—and deservedly so. The Kings are playing better than any team in the NHL. But the Devils are a 6 seed and have elevated their play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game two showed the Devils’ resiliency and even though the Rangers held a lead and fought hard, the Devils prevailed.
With game 3 scheduled to drop the puck at 1 p.m. EST and the series tied at one, here are three things to watch for in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers.
Devils’ Forecheck vs. Rangers’ Defense: A big part of the Devils’ success this postseason has come because of their aggressive forecheck.