Devils 3, Rangers 0 (Game Three, New Jersey leads 3-0)

If nothing else, I think we’ve firmly established that Jaromir Jagr isn’t Willis Reed. I think we’re also close to establishing — sorry to all the folks in recovery who are still allowed to read this — that Sandis Ozolinsh is out of his depth in this series.

With full credit due to Dirk Nowitzki and Bronson Arroyo (surely they’ll be collaborating musically before long?), CSTB’s Wednesday Wonder-Human is Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward.

Ward had 27 saves in the ‘Canes’ 2-1 OT win at Montreal, one of ’em on a tremendous stop of a Frances Bouillon breakaway in the 2nd period. Without such heroics, the Habs would hold a commanding 3-0 lead.

7 power plays tonight for the Avalanche, and just one goal to show for it (Joe Sakic in the first period). Dallas is leading 3-2 with 2 minutes left. Even worse, Kenyon Martin was seen cursing at Joel Quenneville.