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At the Rink blog

DeBoer introduced to Devils-Rangers rivalry

Tuesday, 12.20.2011 / 12:18 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / At the Rink blog

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DeBoer introduced to Devils-Rangers rivalry
NEWARK, N.J. -- Peter DeBoer will get his first taste of the Devils-Rangers rivalry Tuesday night, and New Jersey's first-year coach said he's feeling pressure on the home front to win the game.

"I've got two boys that are 11 and 9 and watch this HBO series like a religion, so the last thing they want to see is their dad lose on national TV," DeBoer said Tuesday morning at Prudential Center. "It's one thing to lose somewhere else, but I've got some personal pressure on me that way."

Other than the pressure from his kids, DeBoer expressed excitement over being in a rivalry such as this one with the Devils and Rangers.

"Not a day goes by where I don't get a pat on the back and a, 'Good luck, except against the Rangers,'" he said. "That's the great part about it. If you can't get up for this game, then you don't have a pulse."

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