NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils have been down but never out at any stage during the Stanley Cup Playoffs this spring, from the benching of future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur to the incredible rally from a 3-2 series deficit with back-to-back overtime wins against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
Or, from the Game 1 overtime loss against the Philadelphia Flyers to the debilitating effect they've had on what was once a potent Flyers offense en route to three successive victories.
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GOALS: 3 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 6
SOG: 22 | +/-: 4
Let's face it -- the Devils are building the kind of camaraderie and momentum that the serious playoff contenders exhibit this time of year. And through it all, they remain humble and respectful.
That was evidenced again on Sunday in Game 4 against Philadelphia, when the Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit to earn a 4-2 victory and, with it, a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven showdown between Atlantic Division foes.
Incredibly, seven different scorers have been credited with game-winning goals in New Jersey's seven victories this playoff season. In Game 4, it was time for veteran forward Dainius Zubrus to earn the spotlight. Zubrus, who was an 18-year-old rookie with the Flyers when he entered the League in 1996-97, scored a pair of goals against his former team.