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Devils have plenty of ideas on how to make Jonathan Quick uncomfortable

Jun 6, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

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With Jonathan Quick sporting a tidy 0.59 GAA and .972 save percentage in the Stanley Cup finals, the Devils are now getting peppered with questions about how they can make his life harder.

The answers? Well…there aren’t many definitive ones. Lots of ideas, though, many of which were bandied about during the Devils’ pregame press availability.

Q. How do you make Jonathan Quick uncomfortable, make the team uncomfortable?

BRYCE SALVADOR: Well, I think, like I said, when you look back at the games, he’s made the first and second save. I think a lot of times it’s not a matter of trying to do anything different. I think we’ve had some chances where we just flat out didn’t bury it. So I think to make him uncomfortable is just to make sure that we bury a couple goals.

Q. Adam, how do you make Jonathan Quick uncomfortable?

ADAM HENRIQUE: I think we just got to keep getting pucks to the net, keep getting traffic in front of him, make it tough for him to see the puck. Try to find a way to get an ugly one, find those rebounds, however it may be.

Q. Being the leader of the team, what have you talked about amongst your teammates? What has the leadership said about tonight’s game? How do you make Mr. Quick uncomfortable?

ZACH PARISE: Just try and get some more shots on him, get some chances, block his vision a little bit. Like I said the whole time, it’s the same with every goalie. But he’s playing very confident right now.

We could spend some more time in the offensive zone, throw some bad-angle shots, get some rebounds and see what happens.

One thing’s for certain — the Devils have to get more shots on goal in any way, shape or form. There have been three periods in this series where New Jersey’s put six or fewer on Quick, and they can’t afford to have a fourth.

  1. sjsharks66 - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    The devils need to grow a pair in this series if they want to stand a chance to make a comeback. They need to hit more, maybe get a fight to spark the team. They need to jab at the puck while it’s under quicks pads. It seems like they let up to easily and are trying to be passive aggressive.

  2. hrudey - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    To listen to the announcers, all the Devils need to do is elevate the puck when they shoot. The way they’re bemoaning the inability to get it up, you’d think it was a Viagra commercial.

  3. danphipps01 - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Brotip: they aren’t working. All is lost.

    You know, unless Kovalchuk maybe tries or something.

  4. scionofflame - Jun 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Q. What can you guys do to win this game?

    A. Well we’ve thrown out every hockey cliche we can about just getting pucks on net and trying for rebounds. I mean, I guess the only option we really have left is to actually -try-. Maybe if we put an extra bit of curve on our sticks, we can get the puck elevated.

    In all seriousness…the Devils need to pull SOMETHING out if they’re going to stand a chance of surviving tonight.

  5. baddorange - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    HINT. Suggest they use them tonight. WHY SO LONG in waiting, jerks, If this is their best, they deserve to lose 4 & 0

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