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Devils unlikely to make lineup changes

Sunday, 06.03.2012 / 8:29 PM

By Dave Lozo - Staff Writer / Devils vs. Kings Stanley Cup Final blog

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Devils unlikely to make lineup changes

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The New Jersey Devils are in a 2-0 hole against the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, but it appears coach Peter DeBoer doesn't have any intentions of changing his lineup.

DeBoer shuffled his lines during the end of Game 2 on Saturday -- the Devils' second straight 2-1 overtime loss of the series  -- and that was what was on display at practice Sunday afternoon. There was no change to the defense pairings, with Henrik Tallinder and Adam Larsson skating together.

"We look at every option after every game, win or lose," said DeBoer, who liked his team's performance in Game 2. "We want to put the best lineup on the ice. All those guys are a consideration after every game."

Here is what the Devils showed at practice. The team will not skate in the morning before Game 4 on Monday, as the local start time for the game is 5 p.m. Instead, the Devils will only have media availability at their hotel at 8 a.m.

Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Ilya Kovalchuk
Patrik Elias - Adam Henrique - Dainius Zubrus
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson
Ryan Carter - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier

Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Anton Volchenkov - Peter Harrold

Martin Brodeur
Johan Hedberg

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