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.
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.
It’s not about opening the show. It’s about closing it the right way.
Colorful play-by-play voice Doc Emrick said it best Wednesday night: “The goaltenders have been sparkling.”
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.
The Devils have been the overlooked team throughout these playoffs. Sure, they’ll push the Kings to the limit, but Los Angeles has shown the ability to win on the road.
Here’s a look at how the series breaks down. After all, the Devils are in the details.
The unforeseen success of the Devils’ fourth line has given New Jersey newfound energy — and belief — as they look to close out the Eastern Conference finals.
Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chest by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night, evening the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.
The Devils beat the Rangers at their own game in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals by out-working them in several key areas.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has little patience for mistakes and a big one by leading scorer Marian Gaborik on the New Jersey Devils’ tying goal got him an extended stay on the bench in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Devils are back in the conference finals, and for the second time in club history their opponent for the Prince of Wales Trophy (and more importantly a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals) will be the rival Rangers.
Bryce Salvador is finding his scoring touch as the Devils prepare to face the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and are a win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils have neutralized the Flyers’ once-dominant powerplay and won the physical battles through three series games.
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