DeBoer on comeback: 'Why not us?'

June, 8, 2012
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Despite whittling a 3-0 hole to a two-game series deficit with their win over the Kings Wednesday night, the Devils know the odds are stacked against them.

Only one team in NHL history has come back after falling behind by three games in the Stanley Cup final -- the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs -- but coach Pete DeBoer believes this Devils club can become the second.

"You know it's going to happen again," he said Friday. "So why not us?"

That will be his team's approach as they host Game 5 at home in Newark Saturday night against a Kings team that has won all ten road games this post-season.

"You're not going to go 200 years without someone else doing it," DeBoer said. "So it's been long enough, it might as well be us."

Same forward lines for the Devils in practice Friday, so it appears Petr Sykora will remain in the lineup after making his series debut in Game 4. Veteran defenseman Henrik Tallinder is also expected to remain in for Peter Harrold.

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Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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