Originally posted on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 5/16/12
    It is Wednesday already and time for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. The Rangers are up one game to none after a 3-0 win on Monday Night that caused the blocked shot issue to become even more of one. It was blown up a bit earlier this morning when Martin Brodeur suggested maybe you have to shoot at them. Yes we paraphrased this for a reason. There is much worse that has been said and the reality is there are ways to beat it.  New Jersey just has to do a better job playing defense than they did in Game 1. That is what gets lost in the shuffle here. It always seems to. With the anticipated line changes (yes Parise-Zajac-Kovalchuk are back together), it will be interesting to see what happens here. Game 1 honestly saw Zach Parise get manhandled once again and at times it just looks like he is rattled by it. Maybe the time and space generated by Kovalchuk and Zajac will help him but I just do not see it. The Ranger...
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