I know a lot of you guys are down in the dumps today over the Devils’ precarious position in the Stanley Cup finals.
I can’t cheer you up. Sorry.
No review today. I will say this though, and I mentioned it last night … everyone is making out the Devils’ fourth line as this super trio. And well, it was pretty darn good against the Rangers, and it did account for the Devils’ only goal in Game 2 (paging Ilya Kovalchuk; paging future Ranger Zach Parise).
But the Devils’ fourth line is also the one through which Drew Doughty sliced like a hot knife through butter; and the Devils’ fourth line is the one around which Jeff 10-foot-pole Carter circled twice on the game-winning goal.
By the way, how good is this quick Quick guy?
I’m not saying it’s over yet, because the Devils now have road-ice advantage (road teams: 46-36) in the series. But they’d better win Game 3, where we will be sickened by the bandwagon celebrity fans. We’ll also get to see TGO (The Great One) and I’m sure other former Rangers, er, I mean, Kings like Luc Robitaille and Marcel Dionne.
After Game 3, John Tortorella and three-time defending Super Bowl champion Jets coach Rex Ryan will be interviewed by Bob Costas on his NBCSN show.