The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers are currently neck deep in a really emotional Eastern Conference Finals series. Heading into Monday night, the Rangers were up 2-1 and looking to put their rivals away for good.
Understanding that their season was essentially on the line in this one, you would have figured that the Devils would come out swinging in Game 4. As it turns out, it was the Rangers who came out swinging. Or, more specifically, Mike Rupp.
Check out what New York’s overzealous center did to New Jersey goalie, Martin Brodeur, in the third period:
Unfortunately, you don’t get points for punk moves. When it was all said and done, the Devils won the game 4-1 and tied the series up at 2-2.
Game 5 is set for Wednesday in Madison Square Garden.