Devils host Ducks in Game 7

June 9, 2003 at 2:30 PM
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 9 (UPI) -- With the final game of the Stanley Cup series looming Monday night against Anaheim, New Jersey Coach Pat Burns just wants "to get it done."

The Devils meet the Mighty Ducks on home ice at Continental Arena.

"We just want to get it done," Burns said. "How the team's pulse is, you can feel good about it."

The Devils have outscored Anaheim, 12-3, at Continental Airlines Arena in this series, including two shutouts by Martin Brodeur.

"I think the great thing about it is you go in there and get spanked three times, we can't play worse than we've played there," said Ducks coach Mike Babcock, whose team has lost nine straight at New Jersey. "We've got to be due for a good one. I think that's positive."

Anaheim bounced back from a 6-3 loss in New Jersey in Game Five with Saturday's 5-2 victory. Steve Rucchin scored twice and Paul Kariya and former Devil Petr Sykora each added a goal and two assists.

The Ducks look to become the lowest seed since the current playoff format was installed in 1994 to capture the Stanley Cup. The lowest-ranked team to win the championship was the fifth-seeded Devils in 1995.

The Devils are trying to join the Detroit Red Wings as the only teams since 1990 to win three Stanley Cups.

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