The Devils won the possession battle in each of the first three games of the Eastern Conference Final, yet they came out of those games with a 1-2 record. In Game 4, a triumphant win for New Jersey, the Devils actually lost the possession battle for the first time in the series. You'd think that would be a negative for the Devils, but In Lou We Trust doesn't see much of a problem with it.
So, yes, the Devils were out-shot at evens 21-24, evened up in Fenwick (all attempts except blocks) and slightly below zero in Corsi (all attempts). This wouldn't be good if the game was close or if the Devils lost. However, this game wasn't close for 45 minutes. That the Devils came out only slightly negative suggests that the Rangers just chipped away at it, which I'm fine with. It also means that anyone who came out positive really had a good night.
ILWT's John Fischer goes to point out that, yes, the newly assembled trio of Zach Parise, Dainius Zubrus and Travis Zajac had a great night, with Parise in particular scoring two himself, putting five shots on net in total and setting up a Zajac goal.
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