‘After being thoroughly dominated 3-0 by the Devils on Monday night, the last thing Ruff would want is to highlight just how big a litmus test tonight’s game with the Caps and Friday night’s tilt with the Blackhawks really are. Why add that kind of pressure to your young lads after they’ve already lost the first one Monday? Just another reason Ruff is the longest-tenured coach in the league. He’s a savvy fellow, indeed.’
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