Those who weren't around aren't impressed. So they say. "That's 15, 20 years ago, I don't care," Devils captain Zach Parise said. He was still trying to savor last night's dramatic 5-3 Devils victory in Game 5 at the Garden, where Ryan Carter scored the tie-breaking winner with 4:24 to play. But the victory only launched memory lane to "We'll Win Tonight," The Post's famous back page of May 25, 1994. "Are they making promises already?" Patrik Elias wondered. "We won't worry about it. Who cares what happened way back then?" They are talking about Mark Messier's promise, 18 years ago today, that the Rangers would win Game 6 of that epic, historic second Battle of the Hudson, that would send the winner to the Stanley Cup finals as the favorite.
Marty, Devils face ghosts of 1994
New York Post | May 24