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  1. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    Happy for the fans who were able to go last night. I'll be in attendance tomorrow, so hopefully they can pull out another W. This win is just massive on multiple levels. A. The fans have been waiting for playoff hockey for over half a decade. To win it in exciting fashion like that pretty much makes the suffering worth it. B. Cory Schneider played his ass off and was one of the main reasons why we won. IF he is hurt and can't play on, he won't have to go into the offseason looking for his first win in 2018. Schneider at his best is obviously lightyears ahead of Kinkaid at his, so if we're gonna steal this series, we need Cory at 100%. C. The team knows they can play with TB. They didn't play a perfect game, but I think a Devils victory was a fair result. Both goalies were incredible and I'm just glad the Devils made the extra play. Think of all the great players that have come through here and some of the great seasons they've had. Brodeur- 07, Elias-01, Parise-09, Stevens-94, Niedermayer- 04. Taylor Hall is probably the front runner to win the Hart Trophy and he showed why last night. He has been the best player in the series going up against names like Kucherov, Stamkos and Hedman. Mojo didn't get on the scoresheet but I think he was easily one of our top 3 forwards last night. That line with Zacha and Maroon is 100x better with him than it is with Wood. The best part is that he dished out some big hits and took a couple and didn't look any worse for the wear. Nico isn't getting on the scoresheet but his defensive competitiveness and awareness are off the charts for a teen. We're so lucky to have him. Hopefully he's able to reproduce after that pos Hedman tried to saw off his balls. Glad this series got a little chippy. Hedman and Sergachev were gooning it up at the end and it was good to see Boyle take care of the trash. I expect we'll see that gif of him with the crazy eyes for quite some time. Sergachev is probably just upset that Butcher is upstaging his loser ass in the series. I don't expect we'll win this thing, but you know, they have a shot, and we couldn't have asked for more.
  2. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    Happy to see Johansson finally get in. Hope he holds up ok and he should seeing how Tampa isn't an overly physical team. His skill will certainly complement Zacha and Maroon much better than Wood.
  3. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    Per Stein, Cory in starter's net, Mojo on a line with Zacha and Maroon.
  4. Devils sign Joey Anderson

    Really don't think he's gonna break the bank in two year's time like Nico will. And if he does, that's good news. Hopefully he'll be our 3rw next year. God knows we don't need the Staffords or Bennetts of the world anymore
  5. GDT: Game 2 - Devils at Lightning - 14 April @ 3pm Eastern

    Yeah, the D is totally getting exposed here. If there's a silver lining to this probable playoff loss it's that it's getting embarrased in big games. Not sure Shero knew/knows how far away this group is being from being legit contenders and how much the blueline is holding them back. Honestly, there isn't one top pair caliber guy. Vatanen, Severson and Butcher are second pair guys. Greene, Moore and Mueller are third pair caliber and Lovejoy is a 7D. Compare that to TB where they have three top pair guys. I dont think Carlson is as good as the contract he'll get but I'm slowly coming around to the idea of him.
  6. GDT: Game 2 - Devils at Lightning - 14 April @ 3pm Eastern

    Wait, people are upset over this effort? Devils had 45 shots and Schneider didn't give up a goal in half a game. You're not in trouble until you lose a home game. There's just no margin for error
  7. Devils vs. Lightning Series Discussion

    Will the games on NHL Network be televised on MSG?
  8. We made the playoffs because...

    All of the listed reasons are extremely important and some are interchangeable, but this is the order I came up with: 1) Hall 2) Getting Nico 3) Vatanen trade 4) Kinkaid 5) PK 6) Butcher 7) Schneider's first half 8) Emergence of role players like Coleman, Gibbons, Noesen 9) Hynes' coaching
  9. This Incredible Forum

    Joined in '10 just before I entered college and am now married(!). I was certainly a lurker for a few years before that. Such a good place to talk Devils hockey with a variety of posters who all add his/her unique perspective.
  10. Devils vs. Lightning Series Discussion

    The Devils will be underdogs, but I'd much rather face this team than say, Boston. That Bergeron line would be a nightmare to deal with and would likely force Hynes to break up Nico and Hall. Tampa Bay doesn't have that shutdown line so Hall and co. should get plenty of chances. Of course their offense is stupid deep with Stamkos, Kucherov, Miller, Point, Gourde and Johnson, not to mention Hedman and McDonagh are as good a 1-2 punch as there is. However, they have been struggling to keep the puck out of the net for a few months. Gotta just take advantage when Girardi and Sergachev are on the ice.
  11. Devils vs. Lightning Series Discussion

    4 looongg days until we start. Lgd
  12. Who do you want in the playoffs?

  13. GDT: Devils @ Capitals, 4/7/18, 7:00pm

    Sooo the Devils avoid Pittsburgh, Zacha gets two points, Nico scores AND we get to pick two sections higher after not leapfrogging Philly and the BJs (wait, we're not tanking anymore? ). Fine by me
  14. Your New Jersey Devils are going to the playoffs!!!

    Can't be understated how huge this is for the franchise. Let's start with Hall, shall we? The guy was scapegoated in Edmonton and a lot of their failures were pinned on him. The guy was deemed a locker room cancer, a drug addict and so on and so forth. They get a generational player, play him with Hall for like twenty minutes and deem they can't play together. He gets traded when there is a light at the end of the tunnel after gutting it out for 6+ years. He was a loyal soldier and got absolutely obliterated by local media and fans. Suffered through an awful first year in New Jersey while his old club was one game away from the WCF. So happy for this dude. How awesome is it that rookies like Nico, Bratt, Butcher and Coleman are getting this experience so early in their careers? How much will this experience mean for other youngsters like Zacha, Wood, Severson and Mueller? How good does this feel for loyal soldiers like Greene, Zajac and Schneider who suffered over the last five years? What will it mean for key UFAs (I'm looking at you Tavares) who see a young PLAYOFF CALIBER core being this competitive so soon. As a fan, this team is among my favorites. They have some of the biggest set of balls I've ever witnessed. I said I don't care if they get swept in the first round, I just wanna get in, but let's make some noise!