NEWARK, N.J. — The Devils did it in Game One, very effectively, very efficiently.
Now, can they do it again in Game Two?
The line of Jay Pandolfo, John Madden and Brendan Shanahan shut down the Canes' top line of Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Staal and Erik Cole in the Devils' 4-1 win Wednesday in the playoff opener. Call it a mostly quiet night for the visitors — no goals, no assists, four shots.
"We have to play it the same," Pandolfo said today after the Devils' skate. "They have three great players on that line, three strong guys.
"You have to limit their time and space. Like any good players, if they have time they'll make things happen and create things, so you have to limit the time they have with the puck."