Devils know how to finish

Updated: May 19, 2003, 11:31 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
New Jersey has been in this position before, up three games to one with a chance to win a playoff series, and it has shown a ruthless killer instinct. Eight times as a matter of fact, and not once has the opposition rallied back to win the series.

Now the Devils have a chance to make it 9-0, with their collective boot on the throat of the Ottawa Senators heading into Monday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Ottawa's Corel Centre.

But the Devils aren't making reservations for the Stanley Cup finals yet because they know a comeback from 3-1 can be done, just as they did to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern finals in 2000.