The NHL Stanley Cup Finals are over and the "Let's Go Devils" sign is down from the entrance to The Gourmet Touch Specialty Bakery in Liberty Corner, but the N.J. Devils remain winners in the eyes of Jena Desidario, who put up the sign.
The location of sign, which Jena said had been up for about a month, was Monday's "What Is This/Where Is It?" question.
Jena, who said she sees the Devils as New Jersey's only big team, was rooting strongly for New Jersey's finest on ice, and she confessed to a soft spot for goalie Marty Brodeur.
And she's still impressed with the performance her team gave before the Stanley Cup finally went to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night after the Kings' 6-1 victory over the Devils in a game played on the LA team's home turf.
"The Kings are a good team, and they're much bigger, but I don't like the way they play," she said. She said she believes the Kings were deliberately out to play the game in a way to "hurt our guys."
She wasn't too impressed with some of the calls of the Kings' hometown referees either. She noted that the Kings — who had been leading the finals by 3-0 only to have the Devils fight back on THEIR home ice in Newark — seemed to have a referee that wasn't, well, completely objective.
The Devils logged two wins, but the Kings clinched the cup last night with a fourth win.
Still, perhaps not surprisingly, Jena said she still prefers the N.J. Devils.
"They play with more heart," she said, while cleaning up at the bakery shop in Liberty Corner that's owned by her parents.