Devils vs. Rangers: Why New Jersey Has the Edge for Remainder of Series

May 22nd, 2012 by John Rozum Leave a reply »
The Game 4 win to even the series was enormous for New Jersey. The Devils got a big 4-1 victory and despite a back-and-forth series with New York, the Rangers aren't the ones with the edge.

One of the biggest advantages for New Jersey right now is discipline. The Rangers can't seem to keep their cool, whereas the Devils have remained poised thus far, and it showed in Game 4.

Along with discipline, there are some other areas that also give New Jersey the edge. And although the Eastern Conference finals is knotted up, the Devils are in control.



For the third straight game of the series, the Devils won the puck-drop battle. Winning faceoffs 33-30, New Jersey gave themselves three extra possessions to work with, and it allowed for more production.

The Devils took more shots (30-29) and were more efficient, courtesy of winning the turnover ratio (zero to minus-four). New Jersey had 10 giveaways and takeaways, but New York gave the puck away eight times to just four takeaways.

This was partially responsible for the Devils' 2-0 lead after the first period. A lead which they never loo ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.