Game 1: Bobby Orr has this way of dominating game ones, one can never truly expect what he will bring to the game. Even with Eddie Shore assigned to him, one can only try to contain him. Shore plays him physical, but, Orr just takes it and keeps on going, getting right back up from checks and intercepting passes, throwing off an expected transition. The Devils' offense can't pierce the Bruins stellar defense either. Quick transitional play and dominating play from Orr keep this in Boston's favour. Orr scores once, while setting up Schmidt and Jackson. Hextall adds one for New Jersey. Boston wins 3-1 Game 2: The Boston defense continues to demand attention, strong passing from New Jersey means they have much more control of the play, but, getting set up in the offensive zone proves a major challenge. Nedomansky is able to open scoring though. It doesn't last long as Dumart ties it up. A Seibert point shot is blocked by Richard, but Orr picks up the puck and sets up Modano for the go ahead goal. Continued pressure by New Jersey leads to Olmstead tying it up. Durnan and Broduer hold the fort after that. In overtime, Orr scores the game winner. Boston wins 3-2 in overtime. Game 3: As the series moves to Boston, something seems to happen on the way there. Broduer wakes up. He wasn't playing bad, but, now, he's a wall. He will not let anyone, not even Orr score on him. And as New Jersey's offense continues to learn Boston's defense, this makes a difference. Sakic pots the early go ahead goal, and Shore pinching from the point gives New Jersey insurance. New Jersey wins 2-0 Game 4: Eddie Shore steps up big time and shows that he is close to Orr. He keeps up the strong physical play against Orr, wearing him out. But, starts to be able to use his own skating and speed to tank his way up and down the ice, causing real trouble for the Boston defence. Shore sets up an early Sakic goal. Orr is able to answer by setting up Bathgate. Shore answers by setting up Tonelli. Orr sets up Nolan. Shore sets up Richard. Orr sets up Lewis. Shore sets up Luce. Orr sets up...Stopped by Broduer! Sakic adds the insurance marker. New Jersey wins 5-3 Game 5: Shore and Sakic hook up for a go ahead goal early. Richard and Nedomansky gives New Jersey a two nothing lead. But Orr isn't going to allow Boston to lose just yet. He does an end to end rush to get Boston back in it before setting up Bauer for the tying goal. No scoring in the second, great physical defense and goaltending instead. Thronton sets up Jackson for the tying goal. Flash Hollett gives Boston the lead. Kasatonov thinks he scored, but, the goal is waived off. Schmidt gives Boston the insurance marker. Boston wins 4-2 Game 6: Tough and tight goaltending duel in Boston as Durnan and Broduer are comfortable and robbing people left right and center. Occasionally defense too. Neither team can score in regulation. Neely gets the overtime winner off a deflection. New Jersey wins 1-0 in overtime. Game 7: Orr and Shore are once again the stars of the show, but, with so much riding on this game, they are both defensive workhorses. Laying massive body checks, blocking shots and intercepting passes. Any offense created by one is countered by defense from the other. Midway through the second, Shore crushes Thornton and sets up Tonelli who takes the zone, tries to pass to Sakic, but Orr intercepts. Orr starts to head up the ice when he's leveled by a vicious open ice hit by Black Jack. Shore takes the puck and passes up to Sakic, who, with Orr out of the way, scores. Orr then goes into full offensive mode. Creating chances left right and centre. But. Shore is up to the task, taking away every chance Orr creates, and the odd one that gets through, is handled by Broduer. Boston just can't find that last goal no matter how much they control every second of ice time. New Jersey wins 1-0 Three Stars: 3rd: Eddie Shore 2nd: Joe Sakic 1st: Bobby Orr The New Jersey Devils defeat the Boston Bruins four games to three.