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Rangers Defeat Devils 3-0 In Game 1 Of The Eastern Conference Finals

I must admit, this game was hard to watch.

The Rangers shutdown the Devils’ offense all night which at times makes for boring hockey.

Here’s the game winner from Dan Girardi, a power play goal early in the 3rd period.

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tuxedoTshirt's avatar

The New York Goalies. 
And the refs love’em.  Didn’t call a hook or hold around the net all night, just a couple of total wanker roughings.
Hard to like this team, even though I like a lot of the players.  They certainly are built for the playoffs though.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 05/15/12 at 12:42 AM ET


Eh, I think the Devils will rally and be the dominant team the rest of the series. The rangers game plan has a lot of flaws. It’s based on a faith that their players will just block every shot. Devils had quite a few chances in the the first two periods that could easily have been goals. I think more often than not, those will be goals going forward in this series.

Posted by Chris on 05/15/12 at 12:59 AM ET

Chet's avatar

blah. the NHL is off the rails with this postseason. it’s poor league management. why doesn’t an outspoken, smart guy like larry brooks get after this?

the NHL is mostly run by old school, old men. they worry about this year’s revenue without an ounce of interest in the game overall. in that respect, they’re not much different, as a group, than the KHL’s owners.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/15/12 at 06:44 AM ET

Chet's avatar

(oh, btw, they also understand the revenue boost from a SCF appearance. it’s not interesting and it hasn’t been since Feb.)

money talks.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/15/12 at 06:47 AM ET


i tried so hard to watch that game last night but that was one of the most boring games of the playoffs.  I had to click over to raw. that’s how bad it was last night.

Posted by FlyersFan on 05/15/12 at 12:41 PM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

I’m more interested in the World Championships right now. On the big ice, you can actually watch some skillful hockey…

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 05/15/12 at 01:04 PM ET


I guess then the Devils had too many men on th ice at the time of the goal.

Count them in your video!

The first goal came on 5 on 5 play at 53 seconds of the 3rd period.

Posted by Alan from Waldorf, MD on 05/15/12 at 02:06 PM ET

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