NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers reacts as the New Jersey Devils celebrate their 3 to 2 win in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
The Eastern Conference Final moves to the New Jersey on Saturday afternoon, with the Devils looking to maintain home-ice advantage at the Prudential Center.
The NHL's Eastern Conference Final moves across the river to the Prudential Center in Newark with the Rangers and Devils tied 1-1. New Jersey evened the series on Thursday night with a 3-2 win at Madison Square Garden. David Clarkson's deflection three minutes into the final period put the Devils ahead for good, snatching home-ice advantage.
But while the Devils may now have home ice, there will surely be an infiltration of Rangers fans in Newark on Saturday afternoon, despite New Jersey's best efforts. Travis Hughes writes that the Devils outplayed the Rangers for a majority of the first two games, prompting coach John Tortorella to try and take the spotlight off his team with his terse press conference. His team will be back in the crosshairs and on the ice, looking to reclaim the series lead Saturday. Schedule and broadcast information below:
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