Hartnett: Stephen Gionta Has Devils Fans Experiencing Déjà VuThe 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.
Hartnett: Martin Brodeur And Jaromir Jagr, A Tale Of Two 40-Year-OldsBefore 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.
Hartnett: Ryan McDonagh… This Ranger Is A Bit SpecialRyan McDonagh has made a knack of being in the right place at the right time throughout the young 2011-12 season. The 22-year old blue-liner continues to demonstrate why he's set to be a big part of the Rangers future.
Devils Lose, Miss Playoffs For 1st Time Since '96Mathieu Darche scored twice, Carey Price made 20 saves and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Devils' run of making the last 13 playoffs with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
Habs Ride 3-Goal 1st Period To Win Over RangersRoman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec had power-play goals, and the Montreal Canadiens scored three times in a span of 2:46 in the first period to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday night.
Keefe To The City: Random Rangers ThoughtsHere are five things that I thought about at length during and following Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.
Habs Cool Off Devils At The RockBrian Gionta and Lars Eller scored in the first 1:38, Carey Price made 27 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Thursday night.
Devils Hope To Start Turnaround Vs. CanadiensAfter a sluggish start, four days off may be just what the New Jersey Devils needed to get back on track. A trip to Montreal shouldn't hurt either.