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The several adjustments Peter DeBoer has made this postseason have been subtle, yet simply genius.
To start off, the forecheck.
After a Game 1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round, the Devils needed to modify their game.
DeBoer knew exactly what needed to be done.
The Devils' coach put forth a forechecking system that had his forwards constantly attacking the Flyers shaky defense.
It led to New Jersey winning the next four games of the series and quickly ousting Philly from the postseason.
Another strategy against the Flyers was to stay away for any dirty play. The Flyers tried to draw New Jersey into some chippy play, but DeBoer's Devils would have none of it.
DeBoer has been able to tweak his lineup to get its optimal amount of production throughout these playoffs.
After Game 1 of the Philadelphia series DeBoer decided to add rookie defenseman Adam Larsson to the lineup, for a much needed offensive punch.
Larsson ended up notching a goal in Game 2 in what would be the beginning of New Jersey's dominance of Philadelphia.
Also, in the Eastern Conference Finals, DeBoer scratched veteran Petr Skyora in favor of youngster Jacob Josefson. The move seemed suspect at first, however, it solidified New Jersey up the middle mightily against the speedy Rangers.
And lastly, DeBoer has crafted a tremendous fourth line.
DeBoer has been able to utilize Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier and Ryan Carter to their full potential. They have scored a combined nine goals this postseason while only averaging around 10 minutes of ice-time per night.