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For hockey fans in New York and New Jersey, the Eastern Conference Finals could not be a more perfect scenario.
Tonight, the Eastern Conference Finals get underway between the No. 1 seed New York Rangers and No. 6 seed New Jersey Devils. This will be the sixth time the two Hudson River rivals go at it in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Rangers winning four of the five series’s.
The Blueshirts are coming off their second Game 7 victory of the 2012 postseason as they were able to finally knock out the Washington Capitals in the postseason after failing to do so in 2009 and 2011. The Rangers came through when they needed to and showed that when they are under a ton of pressure to win a hockey game, they can come through with flying colors.
Across the river, the New Jersey Devils just shocked the No. 5 seed Philadelphia Flyers by beating the Broadstreet Bullies in just five games. The Devils’ defense was tremendous in shutting down one of the top offenses in the league and are now ...
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Following The New York Rangers 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils John Tortorella was giving a presser and a phone went off, which didn’t make J.T. too pleased. Jay Greenberg of The New York Post was the unlucky lad who had forgotten to put his phone on silent, and when it interrupted Torts, the gloves came off. Torts responded in typical and glorious fashion with profanity...
Press Release New York, May 15, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled six players from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) – goaltender Cam Talbot; defensemen Tim Erixon and Dylan McIlrath; and forwards J.T. Miller, Kris Newbury and Casey Wellman. Talbot, [...]
It's been 18 years since Stephane Matteau forever etched his name into hockey history with a wraparound goal that launched the New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils rivalry well beyond just a common border war.
Matteau ended Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals with an unlikely goal in double overtime, beating goalie Martin Brodeur and the Devils and sending the Rangers...
I'd open this by saying that the day has finally come in which the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils open the Eastern Conference Finals, but it's only been one full day since the Blueshirts knocked off the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of that semifinal series. Therefore, there hasn't been much opportunity for the lead-up hype to expand, but then again, a Rangers...
Series: Tied 0-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (6-5-11)
NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (5-7-12)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (14 GS, 1.68 GAA, .940 SV%)
NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (12 GS, 2.05 GAA, .920 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell...
Although the Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Rangers in a Game 7 squeaker, the upstart club out of the No. 7 seed knows it let this series get away in what it thought was the final seconds of Game 5.
Just 7.6 seconds away from taking a 3-2 series lead over the top-seeded Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the seventh-seeded...
The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils will renew the Hudson River rivalry Monday night, starting in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Although the Rangers were expected to be here, the Devils certainly weren't. So what happens in the reunion of these Atlantic Division rivals in these playoffs?
Season series The division rivals split their six regular-season...
Bergen Record - Rangers draw first blood in series, blank Devils, 3-0 Bergen Record - Sullivan: Henrik Lundqvist like a brick wall again for Rangers in win over Devils Bergen Record - Sullivan: Coaches bring intensity behind the benches New York Post - Lundqvist, Rangers blank Devils New York Post - Lundqvist wins Brodeur showdownNew York Post - Kid Kreider making an impactNew York...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN Radio), in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. New York is coming off a 2-1 win on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, in Game 7 of their Conference Semifinal series [...]
Bring on the New Jersey Devils. Finally. The New York Rangers endured their second consecutive tooth-and-nail series, needing seven games again to vanquish the Washington Capitals with a typically tight 2-1 victory Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The Eastern Conference champs in the regular season also needed the full allotment of games to dismiss No. 8 seed Ottawa in...
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Here we are. Nine years removed from the Eastern Conference Finals and the Devils are finally back. With the series set to begin on Monday, May 14 at Madison Square Garden, the Devils will look to make the most of their brief time off and win over the New York Rangers. New York and New Jersey are ready to add another chapter to their historic rivalry.Who: The sixth-seeded New Jersey...
Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, Associated Press
Atlantic Division rivals meet in the Eastern Conference Finals in what is a rematch of their classic 1994 Conference Final series (a series the Rangers went on to win in seven game on the road to winning the Stanley cup). A matchup of two of the best goaltenders from the last decade, the Devils’ Martin Brodeur and the Rangers’ Henrik...
Well that didn’t go exactly as we had hoped. I wasn’t 100% confident that we could go in there and win Game 1 but I did think that we would have generated a little more offense than we did. We knew the Rangers do a great job at blocking shots but even though we knew it, it’s still so frustrating to see. I’m not going to take anything away from Lundqvist, he is a good goalie...
1) Rangers vs. 6) DevilsHow they got here…(1) Rangers-ECQ: Beat (8) Senators in 7ECS: Beat (7) Capitals in 7(6) Devils-ECQ: Beat (3) Panthers in 7ECS: Beat (5) Flyers in 5Season Series…Tied 3-3Previous Playoff Meetings…2008 ECQ: (5) Rangers over (4) Devils in 52006 ECQ: (3) Devils over (6) Rangers in 41997 ECS: (5) Rangers over (1) Devils in 51994 ECF: (1) Rangers over (3)...