Good game tonite. Neither team was near their best . . . although the opponent had much to do with that both ways. Devs have to lay it all out in Game 2. And the Kings need to remember that '93 began with a road win too . . .
Loved that this team stayed composed even when the Devils kept mounting pressure on them. We all know both teams can play a lot better too. This was a very sloppy game overall, didn't think many players looked good from both clubs.
Kovalchuk was invisible, the Richards line had too many turnovers and gave up a few good quality chances. I thought the most consistent line was the Fraser line, particularly him and Nolan. Richardson needs to be stronger along the boards in supporting Fraser and Nolan when the puck comes his way.
Hopefully this first win makes them shake away the jitters of getting the first Cup Finals win out of the way and they start to play their usual puck possession game from here on out.