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Devils Must Give Better Effort

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See, here’s the thing: If the Devils truly believe they worked to maximum effort last night, if they believe that other for a break or two they could have won this Game 3 that turned out to be a 4-0 rout for the Kings, then they have no hope at all in tomorrow night’s Game 4.

“We played well,” Zach Parise insisted even after the club unraveled into an unrecognizable train wreck over the final 30 minutes. “I can’t sit here and say we played a bad game.”

We’ll give the proud captain the benefit of the doubt that he was merely reciting lines from a script he felt obligated to deliver in the locker room and not speaking from the heart.

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