The Devils can advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with a win on Friday night in Game 6 against the New York Rangers, and that's remarkable considering where they were just a season ago. Last year, New Jersey was among the worst teams in the Eastern Conference for much of the season. It's no surprise that head coach Pete DeBoer has done a fantastic job in his first year at the helm in New Jersey, but has he really outcoached Rangers coach John Tortorella in these Eastern Finals?
Devils blog In Lou We Trust believes so, and they hope it'll happen again in Game 6:
Game one, the Rangers shut out the Devils and it was dismal. In game two, DeBoer adjusted and the Devils stole a game from the Rangers. In game three, the Rangers shut out the Devils again, with the same exact score. DeBoer adjusted again and frustrated the Rangers in a 4-1 win by the Devils. Then there was the rollercoaster ride of a game five in which I believe DeBoer outcoached Totorella, again. So what does this tell you...DeBoer is ready for anything Tortorella draws up.
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