The New Jersey Devils are in a must-win situation entering Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network). Having lost the first two games of the series at home New Jersey needs a victory in Los Angeles to have a chance of making this a competitive series.
The Devils are trying to remain confident.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur said the team will lean on its experience throughout the playoffs, during which New Jersey has trailed at some point in every series thus far.
“We thought we played well, but couldn’t get ahold of the series till late in the series. We have to keep the same attitude,” Brodeur said. “We’re in the Stanley Cup Finals. One way or the other, it’s going to be over soon. Might as well go all out and see what that is going to bring us.”
Zach Parise said a victory Monday gives the Devils a chance.
“We’re in a tough situation right now. We really need to get that game tomorrow [Monday]and go from there,” Parise said. “I still think we feel, with us not being on top of our game for both of those games, we had a chance. It could be 1‑1 or 2‑0. It’s not. We’re in a tough spot down 2‑0.”