Thursday, May 24, 2012

Devils Win, Goaltending, Vigneault, Memorial Cup and More

Good morning hockey fans!

Well, that was quite a game last night, wasn't it?

A near three-goal comeback for the New York Rangers ended in a 5-3 loss at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, who are now one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals.

In the game, both goaltenders were uncharacteristically shaky. It is perhaps less of a surprise to see the 40-year old Martin Brodeur lose the plot on occasion, but Henrik Lundqvist allowing four goals on only 16 shots was definitely unusual.

As for Brodeur, he may not be the dominant netminder he once was, but he is still excellent. And, in the playoffs, as long as he can produce four wins per series, it matters little how he plays the rest of the time.

Last night, though, was a bonus. His teammates bailed him out big time.

Hockey News

HabsAddict - Panesar and Moustakas: Is Shot Blocking Really a Problem in the NHL

La Presse - Alain Vigneault aurait dit oui au Canadien

The Hockey News - Devils role players step up again in Game 5; Rangers not cooked yet

The Hockey News - Scott Mellanby won't be back next season as Blues' assistant coach

TSN - Wild sign Granlund to three-year, entry level deal

TSN - Cullen: Fourth liners make the difference for Devils

TSN - Fraser: Judging the Brown knee and Doughty's outburst

TSN - Huberdeau scores twice as Sea Dogs top Cataractes

TSN - Marlies blank Barons to close in on AHL final

USA Today - Canucks extend head coach Alain Vigneault's contract

USA Today - Ryan Carter lifts Devils to 5-3 win vs. Rangers

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


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