The New Jersey Devils finally seized control of their series against the New York Rangers with a rousing win on home ice. This was the best game of the series. [Note: I’m covering the New Jersey Devils this postseason. It’s an experiment; just go with it.]
Ondrej Palat scored in the game’s first minute after a lost offensive-zone faceoff. Erik Haula went to the net and put the puck through Igor Shesterkin’s five-hole, then Dawson Mercer’s shorthanded goal became the first playoffs goal of his career. Erik Haula got an empty-netter when there was still five minutes left on the game clock, and that was all the Rangers had in the tank.
Devils win 4-0. Akira Schmid gets the shutout. Devils lead the series 3-2.
The Rangers fans clearing out and the lower bowl is half empty. Devils fans giving it to the Rangers in full voice and it sounds like a full barn. pic.twitter.com/9bJaaPCwme
— Rachel Doerrie (@racheldoerrie) April 28, 2023
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 28, 2023
This was a fantastic game. Two excellent goalies, lots of passion manifested in physicality, but also a lot of speed and finesse play. I’m sure a Rangers fan would feel differently, but I had a blast. Can’t wait for Saturday at 8 PM. It’s an elimination game.
Headline photo: @racheldoerrie
RMNB is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.