Battle on the Hudson: The Devils, the Rangers, and the NHL's Greatest Series Ever [Tim Sullivan, Stephane Matteau] on guayseomali.cf *FREE* shipping on. Battle on the Hudson: The Devils, the Rangers, and the NHL's Greatest Series Arguably one of the greatest series in NHL history, it changed the face of.
And with the Devils and the Rangers currently holding the top two selections in the draft, Kakko and Hughes could be seeing a lot of each other in years to come. Hughes, who is rated as the top North American prospect by the N.
Central Scouting Services, played for the United States National Team Development Program this season and delivered a record-breaking performance at the under world championship in April. He had nine goals and 11 assists as he helped the Americans to the bronze medal, behind Sweden, the champion and the host, and Russia.
Throughout the season, Hughes, who turned 18 last week, averaged 2. That obliterated the previous scoring record of , set by Clayton Keller in Hughes has long been expected to be the No. Kakko, the top-ranked European prospect, played this past season in the Finnish Elite League, earning 22 goals and 16 assists in 45 games to win the rookie scoring title.
Seven games in thirteen days, 27 periods, two teams six miles apart, and two organizations taking very different routes in their quest to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. With Keenan at the helm, the Rangers played an up-tempo game, a contrast to the style they played under their previous head coach, Roger Nielson. The Devils had the second best record in the league in , finishing the regular season with a record. Jacques Lemaire brought a defense-first system to New Jersey that has become the hallmark of Devils hockey for the last two decades.
The teams not only played different styles, they also took different routes to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Rangers breezed through the first two rounds in a combined nine games. On the other hand, the Devils played seven games in the first round, then rebounded from losing the first two games at home in the Semifinals to beat the Boston Bruins in six games.
Sullivan took a look at each of the seven games of the series on a game-by-game basis. The book establishes the cross-river rivalry, ignited by a contentious first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series won by the Rangers, through a game-by-game examination of the rematch.
Strategy, important moments and off-ice controversies are placed amid the New York media circus that accompanied the Rangers' attempt to win their first championship since "! Asked about his reaction to Matteau's Game 7-winning goal in double overtime, Leetch admits at first he wasn't sure the puck actually went in.
But he was a goofy guy, too, and you just never knew with him what he was doing, so I didn't trust that," Leetch says.
No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These two teams have historically represented English-speaking and French-speaking Canada and have fans well beyond their home cities. Stephane Matteau is a former National Hockey League player who enjoyed a year career. Central Scouting Services, played for the United States National Team Development Program this season and delivered a record-breaking performance at the under world championship in April.