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While watching the final few minutes of tonights game, I was trying to come up with a nifty title to todays post game wrap. I think I’ve used the “who’s your daddy” line about 800 times when Henrik goes face to face with Uncle Daddy, and nothing else really interesting came to mind. Then I heard the phrase I chose uttered by Doc Emerick, who for all of his Devils homerisms is still one of the best in the business. He said, “A buzzer to buzzer masterpiece” and boy oh boy was he dead on. You want 60 minutes of dominating New York Rangers hockey? You got it. You want a shutout by Henrik? You got it. You want 3 goals scored by 3 home grown kids? You got it. You want a playoff atmosphere? You got it. You want a crowd into the game? You got it.

It was, quite simply put, a flawless victory for the Rangers. Even the Power Play, which didn’t get on the board, did a lot of great things out there, generating some very good scoring chances. The PK was flawless, the defensive coverage was flawless, the offensive zone coverage was flawless. I literally can’t think of a single thing to nitpick. So, I will change the subject to something more interesting. Sean Avery.

The story line heading into this, by the not so original media, was the Sean Avery VS Uncle Daddy back story, really to me this isn’t the focus of the game, it’s whether or not the other team is smart enough to ignore Sean, and turn him from an elite player, to just a good average player, by taking him out of the game because you completely ignored his antics. Instead the Devils kept running him, kept getting baited into penalties, kept focusing on him, instead of the players around him. And it cost them. Apparently they haven’t got the message, Superman’s only weakness is Kryptonite. Sean Avery laughs at Superman for having a weakness.


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