We remember this one as the high-water mark of the Devils season. In fact, it stands out as the only game we think we remember with any kind of clarity. So let’s see, shall we Gentle Reader, whether the mists of time have muddled the truth and this game is, in fact, every bit as crappy as all the others FSN has given us this summer.
This one must be one of those streamlined Rangers games we love so well, or the producers must have cut out tons of play action, because we were given the intro discussing how the Rangers and Devils fared in their previous games. Turns out the Devils won their previous game on the Island 1-0; it was Marty’s 91st career shutout, and 89th against the Islanders.
19:34 Our very own itty-bitty prince Zach Parise and his fellow Poppers come out flying, and poor little Zach takes a shoulder in the jaw from Girardi for his crashing the net. Careful with that, Girardi! He’s allegedly the future of our franchise!
18:45 We have had our first Barry Tallackson sighting! He’s skating with Brylin and Gomez (um, why? We guess Gio and Patty are hurt, but Doc is keeping mum on the subject) and he’s wearing Clarkson’s numer. We feel like Barry’s been in the Devils minor-leagues for the last 15 years.