Because the Devils stuck together and played for one another, they found a way to beat the Senators.
Down in the series 3-1, the Senators had the Devils right where they wanted them -- or so it seems.
Pat Burns watched an overtime mistake cost his team in Game 6. Another and the series will be over.
The Devils are 8-0 -- and are treated more kindly by officials -- when they play host in the playoffs.
After falling into a 3-1 hole in the East finals, a few things about the Senators have become clear.
As usual in a big game, Martin Brodeur was there to keep things close in Game 4.
Devils coach Pat Burns tinkered with his lineup and won Game 2. Now, it's Jacques Martin's turn.
The Devils are taking their cue from the Boy Scouts as they look toward their series with the Senators.
Coming off some sour Game 7 picks, E.J. Hradek goes back to the prognostication well once again.
Strong power-play and penalty-killing units can take even an ordinary team a long way.