AJ is a recent college graduate and founder of The Devils' Den, a New Jersey Devils' blog. He also currently does play-by-play and color commentary for the William Paterson Pioneers of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. He fell in love with hockey at a young age, and the Jersey native was naturally drawn to the Devils. Almost 17 years later, his love of everything puck continues to grow.
For the New Jersey Devils, a belief that they can continue this comeback can fuel a historic Stanley Cup championship win.
A win tonight won't give the New Jersey Devils a championship or even the series with the Los Angeles Kings. But it could go a long way to giving them the confidence needed to make history.
The Devils, facing a 2-0 series deficit, can look to the NBA Playoffs for inspiration and ways to get back in their Stanley Cup Finals series with the Los Angeles Kings.
Two years ago, Ilya Kovalchuk was nothing more than a scorer. But two seasons later, he's become a two-way forward that has the team four wins away from a Stanley Cup championship.
The "Kovlachuk Curse" has disappeared this season, with Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk dispelling the myth that he can't find postseason success.