The tension may continue to bubble under the surface when the puck drops for Game 4 on Wednesday at Prudential Center, but Boyle expects the teams to get back to typical hockey.
It’s always there, but you have to play, Boyle said. I’m sure it’s entertaining and it looks chaotic. It’s not as chaotic in the moment. What’s done is done. There’s more important things. You don’t want it to be a distraction.
At that point I can’t really tell you what’s going on, Boyle said. It’s over, there’s a lot of excitement. But we stick together. I’ll leave it there. We really stick together as a group here. We watch out for one another and play the game on the ice.
The brawl spawned out of a hit earlier in the third period, where Sergachev hit Devils forward Blake Coleman, catching him in the head with his elbow. Sergachev received a two-minute minor while Devils forward Pavel Zacha got two minutes for roughing for going after Sergachev following the play.
Miller added: He is a great player. I would love to have him on my team. You don’t come across guys like that often. Having the No. 5 pick in the draft, I hope we don’t have a high pick like that for a while. If we could steal a player like that, I’m all for it.
We’re going to overlook Von Miller ‘s third-person usage and focus on what is essentially two identical descriptions of one NFL prospect. Chubb, terrorizer of college quarterbacks (25 sacks, six forced fumbles in three seasons), very well could be selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in next week’s draft. He’d immediately make one half of a devastating edge-rushing tandem, with last year’s No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett serving as the other 50 percent.
Miller, terrorizer of NFL quarterbacks (83.5 sacks, 21 forced fumbles in seven seasons), knows high-level talent when he sees it. After all, he went back to his old stomping grounds of College Station, Texas, to chat with Garrett before last year’s draft. Miller also happens to be a premier edge rusher himself.
Now all that’s left is to ask Mack, also a terrorizer of NFL quarterbacks (40.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles in four seasons), of who he sees Chubb as at the next level. Will he use his own name, or Miller’s first?