The New Jersey Devils are one victory from the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, leading the New York Rangers 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Devils can end ther series Friday night in their home arena, the Prudential Center. They would very much like to do that, especially with the Rangers being the host team if there is a Game 7.
“We don’t want to go back to Madison Square Garden,” Zach Parise of the Devils said Thursday. “They’re playing a little bit different hockey there. They feed off the crowd and the excitement there. We’ve got to play better than we did yesterday.”
Parise said the Devils understand the series is not over.
“I don’t think anybody thinks out there that it’s won. We are in the position we’d like to be right now. Obviously going home and playing home game six. But we know it’s going to be a really tough game tomorrow,” Parise said.