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Devils' motto: Be prepared

The Devils are taking their cue from the Boy Scouts as they look toward their series with the Senators.

Updated: May 8, 2003, 3:57 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils coach Pat Burns had no problem keeping mum about the Ottawa Senators, who they'll face in the Eastern Conference final, starting Saturday in Ottawa.

"I'm not going to tell you guys the game plan," Burns told a small crowd of scribes after Tuesday's practice. "But, we'll be ready to play when the time comes."

In these playoffs, the second-seeded Devils were more than ready to dispatch the Bruins and Lightning, beating both in five games. Both teams ...

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