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GDT: 4/24/12, Game 6 Quarterfinals Fla @ NJ

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Score early in the 3rd, take care of business our side of the blue line. Nothing more.

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I'm sorry, as much as my NJ heart wants to see this turn out well, my brain is telling me a PP goal against in the 3rd, soft goal, or at best a gut-wrenching OT goal is where this thing is going.

These guys just don't respond well to adversity - there's some bad ju-ju in their heads or something.

FLA had zero expectations to live up - just getting to the dance was enough. All the pressure is on NJ - they were supposed to dominate, they thought they were better, and now they know they are 20 minutes from the most painful, embarassing loss since CAR Game 7.

Trying to keep the faith here...

imo, its not head games or karma or juju or anything else. theres too much roster turnover and new coach for that kind of carryover from past playoff seasons.

this team just has glaring weaknesses that get exposed in the most frustrating ways.

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the only way we win this game is by not allowing another SHOT the rest of the game. I've never seen a sack o crap goalie as finished as brodeur is right now. I don't care how much he wants to come back next year. He is absolutely finished and is holding this team back. With a competent goalie we are ahead 3-2 in the series right now and 2-0 in the game, ready to close this out. Instead it's the opposite

The rest of the team hasn't been perfect, but marty is the main culprit. And he needs to go

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Versteeg's goal definitely pinballed off someone in front. Could see it on the first replay, but then they never showed that angle again so I couldn't tell who it went off of.

It looks like it hit off Poni's skate

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What do you want, a penalty shot? Four minutes?

I've got news for ya. The refs ain't screwing us.

I would like four minutes since he cheapshotted him multiple times but... Maybe it's just frustration getting to me.

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If FLA scores first this team will turtle for sure.

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It looks like it hit off Poni's skate

Thats what it looked like to me and it would explain why Ponikarovsky was upset with himself. Just unfortunate that no one on the Devils picked up Versteeg in time.

I don't have a problem with Upshall just getting 2 minutes. When it comes to the playoffs I'd rather see the refs let the players play and make obvious calls like Upshall's roughing, but not go overboard with double minors or misconducts. I feel like the refs have been fairly decent tonight but thats just my opinion.

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Take it in folks

This is likely the final time Parise will ever be seen in a Devils jersey (Brodeur will make sure of it) then it's off to Detroit where those #90 Parise jerseys will be flying off the shelf

a fine exhibition of shooting high and wide on the devs pp thus far.

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They are too frustrated this is over.

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Wow you gotta be kidding me. Horrific call on elias. just unreal

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Take it in folks

This is likely the final time Parise will ever be seen in a Devils jersey (Brodeur will make sure of it) then it's off to Detroit where those #90 Parise jerseys will be flying off the shelf

a fine exhibition of shooting high and wide on the devs pp thus far.

If you don't laugh, you'll punch a hole in the wall. Your comments are helping to keep me sane. Keep up the good work, 7. :D

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That penalty on Elias just about made me snap my phone in half

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sure its frustration, but theres also an understanding too. i understand that theres really nothing the devils can fix if they dont have the personnel.

the only thing that really let them down in the series was the PK. the rest really shouldnt have come as a shock.

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Zach Parise - you have 10 minutes to show the NHL why you should be considered a leader.

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sure its frustration, but theres also an understanding too. i understand that theres really nothing the devils can fix if they dont have the personnel.

the only thing that really let them down in the series was the PK. the rest really shouldnt have come as a shock.

Mediocre goaltending, too.

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wow, clemmensen

Mediocre goaltending, too.

not mediocre. piss poor epic gag job bad

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That penalty on Elias just about made me snap my phone in half

I'm too used to this to get that mad at this point.

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Mediocre goaltending, too.

that was a part that really wasnt a shock lol. i think most people know brodeur cant really steal games anymore and hasnt for a long time, but opinions are going to vary weather this was his series to lose or the devils as a team that couldnt get past their flaws and bipolar play.

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