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The New Jersey Devils’ penalty-kill has struggled mightily during the post-season. They have killed only 72.2% of their penalties, giving them the worst penalty-kill among the eight playoff teams that advanced to the second-round of the playoffs. As a result, you’d expect them to do everything in their power to stay out of the box during their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series against the New York Rangers. During Game Two last night, they were doing a fairly decent job executing that game-plan, and they even got some help from the visiting penalty box door at Madison Square Garden.
Just past the halfway point of the second period, Devils forward Travis Zajac was assessed a two-minute penalty for interference, but shortly after making the long skate to the box, he realized that he was not welcome inside, as the door was jammed shut.
The incident seemed to cause some confusion on the ice, while providing the coaches of both teams with something to chuckle over. And after a few minutes of hard work, Zajac was finally able to gain admission into the penalty box. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t be in there for the entire two minutes, thanks to a Chris Kreider power-play goal.
You can watch it all unfold in the video below.