“It’s hard to replace guys like Zach and Sykie,” goaltender Johan Hedberg said. “Those are pure goal-scorers. This will be an opportunity for other guys to step up. We have talent in this system, and sometimes all you need is opportunity.”
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
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.
After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.
The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
For the third straight series, the Eastern Conference’s top-seeded team is all even through four games, and each time New York has headed into Game 5 off the disappointment of a loss that would have given the Rangers a commanding 3-1 edge.
Peter DeBoer shook up the Devils’ forward lines and his players responded by dominating Game 4 and evening the Eastern Conference Finals.
The New Jersey Devils are making a lineup change for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.
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.
A day after making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello was in a good mood.
Before Game 5, Jagr called over to the legendary Devils goalie, “Hey, Marty, how does it feel to be 40?” It must feel pretty good — Brodeur is moving on.
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.
The Flyers took advantage over the Devils in the Eastern Conference semifinals as Danny Briere scored the Game 1 overtime winner.
Despite their long playoff drought, the Panthers’ roster has more former Stanley Cup winners than the Devils.
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