At ESPN.com, Scott Burnside writes that the Devils blew chances to score and possibly take Game 1.
Burnside writes, “Mark Fayne, who had the game on his stick in the third period with Quick out of position but couldn’t get enough wood on it to send the puck into the gaping cage.”
After the game, Fayne said, “It just kind of hopped up at the last second. Got a little bit of it, but not as much as I’d have liked to.”
It wasn’t just Fayne who had the golden opportunities for the Devils.
David Clarkson missed an open net when he sailed high and wide in the first period.
Burnside writes, “Zach Parise had an open side of the net, but the puck bounced at an ill-opportune time for him as well. Asked later if he could have done anything different on the play, he said simply, “I could’ve put it in.”