Stanley Cup Playoffs
Young gun Chris Kreider might want to write the Rangers’ opener in pencil.
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.
The Los Angeles Kings have plenty of respect for the New Jersey Devils, as the two Stanley Cup Finalists share many qualities.
For the Rangers, it’s time to keep their heads up and get ready to put together the pieces of a disappointing ending to an otherwise excellent season.
Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.
Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
Peter DeBoer shook up the Devils’ forward lines and his players responded by dominating Game 4 and evening the Eastern Conference Finals.
David Clarkson’s deflected goal 2:31 into the third period snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that evened the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece on Wednesday night.
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.
The Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
John Tortorella is leaning on rookie Chris Kreider to be a difference maker in Game 7.
Alex Ovechkin rebounded from a rare zero-shot performance by scoring after 88 seconds Wednesday night, Braden Holtby made 30 saves, and the Washington Capitals forced a Game 7 with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Bryce Salvador, David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk scored goals to lift New Jersey to a 3-1 Game 5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, sending the Devils into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003.
The Rangers kept their focus under the most intense pressure to deliver a Game 5 victory. There isn’t an off-switch inside these Rangers who never quit.
Euphoria replaced pure panic at Madison Square Garden in a matter of moments. And even the most optimistic New York Rangers fan couldn’t have seen this one coming.