Originally written on The Sin Bin Sports Blog  |  Last updated 10/18/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 20: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on January 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Last night, the New Jersey Devils qualified for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, when they beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime to win the Eastern Conference Finals 4-2. This is the first time in ten years that the Devils have qualified for the Cup Finals, and things have a very similar feel.The Devils will face an opponent from Southern California who will be trying to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. In 2003, the last time the Devils made the finals, the then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim were the Cinderella story and trying to bring the Cup to the West Coast for the first time.Ultimately the Devils beat the Ducks in seven games and won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history. Martin Brodeur out-dueled J.S. Giguere, although Giguere did win the Conn Smythe ad playoff MVP, Brodeur and the Devils lifted the trophy that mattered.   Well here they are again, the only team standing between Lord Stanley and a summer vacation on the beaches of California.Both ...
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