This is the sort of game where we'll need to be carried by our best players. The Bruins are not an easy matchup at all. Their first line has been hot for the past week, and we'll need to shut them down.
If we are going to win tonight, two things need to happen...
1) Score a ****ing PP goal
2) Parise shows up
I think Parise goes down with an ankle injury now that you said that. This team needs more adversity to prove to me they have playoff grit.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
It was a glorified push in the shoulder. I doubt Miller was hurt from that play. If it Erik Christensen pushing Johan Hedberg, we wouldn't be talking about it at all.
We've had an exceptionally long discussion about this in another thread. There are some here who are on your side, also plenty who disagree. I'd rather this thread didn't turn into a 40 page discussion on that hit, though. If you'd like to read what we think and talk about the hit, check the "News from around the league" thread.