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2012 Stanley Cup Finals

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Hartnett: Devils’ Top-Line Center Zajac Is Admirably Filling Parise’s Skates

Travis Zajac is picking up where he left off after a strong 2012 playoffs, as he has two goals in two games to begin the new season.

01/23/2013

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Hartnett: Brodeur Ready To Test Free Agent Waters

Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.

06/29/2012

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Hartnett: Retirement Not On Brodeur’s Mind, Fire Still Burning Strong

Martin Brodeur isn’t entertaining thoughts of retirement or representing any team but the Devils, whom he hopes to lead back to the Stanley Cup Finals.

06/12/2012

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Hartnett: Unheralded Devils’ Veteran Salvador Finally Getting His Due

Bryce Salvador has taken his game to new heights, allowing the Devils to continue their Stanley Cup Final fight back against the Kings.

06/11/2012

Marek Zidlicky of the New Jersey Devils and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings shove each other during Game Five of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Exorcising The Devils Proving To Be A Difficult Task

The Devils have gone from the brink of being swept in four games to seizing the momentum due to their self-belief and even-keeled approach.

06/10/2012

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Hartnett: Underdog Devils Fighting Back Off The Ropes

The underdog Devils showed the fight needed to avoid a Stanley Cup sweep and unexpectedly brought the series back to Prudential Center for Game 5.

06/07/2012

The Kings and Devils are separated by officials during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Have Run Into Kings’ Buzzsaw

Some have pointed to a lack of effort as reason for the Devils’ impending demise, a theory I’m not buying.

06/05/2012

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DeBoer Putting Broken Devils Back Together

Peter DeBoer believes the Devils will be ready to put in a better performance in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

WFAN–06/01/2012

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan attends the Los Angeles Kings vs the New Jersey Devils game one during the 2012 Stanley Cup final at the Prudential Center on May 30, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jets’ Head Coach Rex Ryan Putting His Support Behind Devils

Rex Ryan and his family sported Devils jerseys at the Stanley Cup Finals. They weren’t able to bring the Devils luck as they were defeated in Game 1.

05/31/2012

Jonathan Quick (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Quick’s Challenge — To Overcome Devils’ Old Master Brodeur

Colorful play-by-play voice Doc Emrick said it best Wednesday night: “The goaltenders have been sparkling.”

WFAN–05/31/2012

Bryce Salvador and Andy Greene of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Devils’ ‘No-Name Defense’ Deserves Your Respect

The Devils’ defensemen aren’t exactly household names but are finally getting credit for the job they’ve done to push New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Finals.

WFAN–05/30/2012

Captains Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Paul Bereswill and Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Admiration Between Stanley Cup Rivals, Devils And Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have plenty of respect for the New Jersey Devils, as the two Stanley Cup Finalists share many qualities.

05/30/2012

Martin Brodeur and head coach Peter DeBoer of the New Jersey Devils celebrate after defeating the New York Rangers by a score of 3-2 to win Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 25, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur’s Last Hurrah?

The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals might be the final hurrah in Martin Brodeur’s glorious career.

WFAN–05/26/2012