Updated: June 6, 2003, 11:01 AM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
New Jersey Devils: In New Jersey's Game 5 victory over Anaheim, John Madden showed just how much pain he'll endure and how far he'll go to win a Stanley Cup. The rugged checking center for the Devils took a skate to the face but came back after getting stitched up and even abandoned the face shield he temporarily wore. Devils coach Pat Burns knew he could count on 6-3, 220-pound Turner Stevenson providing a physical presence upon his return to action in Game 5. Stevenson's crucial work in setting up the Devils' first goal was an extra bonus. Anaheim Mighty Ducks: It's desperation time for Anaheim and that usually means complaining about officiating in the hope of getting more favorable calls in Game 6. Gamesmanship or not, Mighty Ducks GM Bryan Murray does have reason to be confused over the Devils' 16-9 advantage in power plays through five games.
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