Teams have climbed out of 2-0 holes in the Stanley Cup playoffs, although the number is only 37 out of 280 all-time in best-of-seven series.
The Devils did it against Boston in 1994, in the series before the epic Eastern Conference final with the Rangers—also losing the first two at home that year. The Rangers did it the following season, ‘96, losing the first two at home and having to go to Montreal, where they never used to win, and win Games 3, 4 and 6.
So it ain’t completely over, and there will be mucho angst if the Devils win Game 3. Just trying to shoot down your overconfidence there.
Â Anyway, for more—or what little there is on the Lamoriello vs. the officials fallout from Game 2, here is the Bergen Record’s story.
Brian Heyman wrote the game story in The Journal News and LoHud.com, and here it is.
Last and least, here’s the column I wrote last night about how nasty the series turned. That’s Stanley Cup hockey.
I do think Backman’s two-hander to Parise’s chops will be reviewed and he might sit out a game suspension. I thought he was lucky he didn’t get five and a game misconduct instead of four minutes.