I’m going to be honest here. I think Martin Brodeur coached his forwards on Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Before the first game (which the Devils won 3-0), he talked about the need for the Devils to just put shots on net and hope for good bounces. The Devils outshot the Ducks and it worked. Also helping was the way the Devils worked the net down low. Giguere couldn’t have stopped Grant Marshall’s third period goal with bricks, cement, and a trowel. He was just surrounded by Devils.
Also, I was shocked that the Devils knew who to shut-down. The Ducks are so anonymous and their talent is pretty evenly distributed. I was wondering if Devils Scott Stevens and John Madden would sit on the bench all night, not even recognizing their checking assignments.