The New Jersey Devils have now officially made the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals interesting again. Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings closed the Devils series deficit to 3-2 as New Jersey tries to become the first NHL team since 1942 and only the second in NHL history to win the Cup after trailing 3-0 in the Finals.
Game 6 is Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET, NBC).
DeBoer doesn't want to talk about making history.
"We're not thinking that far ahead. We've got to win another game in order to keep playing," DeBoer said Saturday after the Game 5 victory. "I said all along that our group has a confidence in itself. We didn't feel we belonged in the hole we were in. We felt if we kept playing and got some big performances that we could climb out of it. We're slowly doing that. But we've got some work left to do.
"There's only two games left in a season where both teams are going on a hundred and probably ten games. So this is probably right where you want to be."
After where they were a few days ago -- with many thinking they would be home for the summer by now -- that is undoubtedly the case.