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by Paul on 06/10/12 at 04:05 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
So the sense of humor is alive and well after two season-saving victories.
Surely—it was suggested in jest—New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello vividly recalls the miracle comeback of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1942 Stanley Cup finals against Detroit?
“I wasn’t born yet, but thanks,” Lamoriello chuckled in an interview Sunday with ESPN.com.
Lamoriello’s Devils are only halfway toward matching the 1942 Leafs, the only team in NHL history to erase a 3-0 series deficit in the Cup finals. It doesn’t get any tougher than trying to stave off elimination yet again Monday night in a tough barn in Los Angeles, where the Kings you know will be intent to finally wrap this up in front of their home fans after two failed attempts against the pesky Devils.
And yet, there’s an aura of calmness around these Devils. You could sense it Saturday night in a 2-1 win. From head coach Pete DeBoer to 40-year-old netminder Martin Brodeur, there was never a sense of panic even when down 3-0. Just go about your business and see what happens.
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