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Devils’ Game 5 lineup same as Game 4

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final – Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Bryce Salvador #24, Anton Volchenkov #28 and Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils and teammates celebrate Patrik Elias third period goal over the Los Angeles Kings in Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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The Devils liked their lineup in Game 4 so much they’re going to use the same one in Game 5.

Coach Peter DeBoer told reporters this morning he’ll be sticking to what worked for his team in Game 4 as they look to continue staving off elimination. That means Petr Sykora and Henrik Tallinder stick around while Jacob Josefson and Peter Harrold are back in the press box.

The tweaks DeBoer made in Game 4 paid off as the Devils were able to extend the series thanks to a 3-1 win. Tallinder provided the Devils with a puck moving defenseman with size to keep up with the Kings’ big, physical forwards while Sykora gives them another offensive weapon up front.