The Eastern finals between the New Jersey Devils and rival New York Rangers are turning out to be exactly what everyone thought.
Hard-hitting. Tight-checking. Low-scoring.
Indeed, as it's played under the microscope of the New York metropolitan area media, this has been hockey with an edge - but not so edgy as to cross the line.
With two days off before Game 3 on Saturday in Newark, both teams elected to rest Thursday. The series is tied at one game apiece.