Bryce Salvador, unlikely scoring hero, sends Devils to Game 6 (Puck Daddy)
NEWARK -- New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador jokingly reminisced about this time a year ago. About how he and teammate Zach Parise, coming off an injury as well at the time, were more worried about getting in shape and being able to tie their shoes than playing hockey.
Salvador missed all of the 2010-11 with an inner-ear concussion after taking a puck to the side of the head. He returned to the Devils this season and didn't score a goal while playing a full 82-game schedule.
Maybe Salvador was saving his offensive skills for the playoffs, because his fourth goal of the postseason was the deciding factor in New Jersey's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 to stay alive in the Stanley Cup Final.
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