You guys don't seem to be giving Brodeur and the Devils much credit....maybe last night's result might make you rethink the over-confidence.
For the record I was one of the few around here who didn't want to play Marty and the Devils. I would have much rather played the Flyers (no offense meant at all). With the Devils defensive style of play and physicality it really puts us at a disadvantage. We are going to have to rely on Cam, solid positioning and out-hustling New Jersey in order to pull this series off.
I'm chalking it up to nerves. Same as with the loss Philly took from Pittsburgh. Philly and Carolina are much better than they both showed last night. Neither of them looked crisp as both teams were running around like headless chickens all night instead of sticking to their gameplan and playing their positions properly.
I know one thing though, we can't afford to give Marty a 2 goal lead. That guy is my favorite goaltender of all time and possibly the best goalie to ever play once he hangs them up. You don't give that guy 2-3 goals to work with. As much of a dick move as it sounds, we need someone buzzing around him trying to get in his head. If we don't screen him or make a ruckus in front of his net, he is going to stop any and everything we can throw at him.