Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 5/21/12
  It is Monday already and time for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. The Rangers are up two games to one after a 3-0 win on Saturday Afternoon that caused the blocked shot issue to ring true once again (20 blocked shots unofficially). There is this feeling that neither team can seem to put together two games in these playoffs, particularly the Rangers.  New Jersey just has to do a better job playing defense than they did in Games 1 and 3. That is what gets lost in the shuffle here. It always seems to. There are some defininte changes if you are keeping score or at least trying to anyway. With the anticipated line changes (yes Parise-Zajac-Kovalchuk may be broken up from time to time), it will be interesting to see what happens here. Game 3 honestly saw Zach Parise get manhandled yet again and at times it just looks like he is rattled by it. Petr Sykora is out and Jacob Josefson is in. Maybe the Devils need to...
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