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New Jersey Devils
PHILADELPHIA -- David Clarkson scored the go-ahead goal on a mistake by goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and the New Jersey Devils eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 victory in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday night. Bryce Salvador and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for New Jersey, which heads to the conference finals for the first time since winning its third Stanley Cup title in 2003. After losing the series opener 4-3 in overtime, the sixth-seeded Devils dominated the Flyers. They continually frustrated Philadelphia with a stifling defense and held one of the NHL's top offenses to just 11 goals. It's been 37 years since the Flyers hoisted the Stanley Cup, a drought team chairman Ed Snider desperately hoped to end. But they have to wait until next spring to try again. Max Talbot scored the only goal for Philadelphia, which played without Claude Giroux. The All-Star center was suspended one game for a hit on D...
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Apparently, 40 really is the new 30. Just ask Martin Brodeur.Brodeur, who turned 40 this past Sunday, has silenced his critics with his recent rock-solid play in this year’s playoffs, helping lead New Jersey into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003, the last time the Devils won the Stanley Cup.Any talk of retirement surrounding the legendary No. 30 now...
Amidst discussion of Jaromir Jagr’s future and the Flyers’ baffling team-wide performances against the New Jersey Devils, much of the criticism regarding the Flyers’ individual shortcomings involves pointed and harsh criticism of Ilya Bryzgalov’s play (though the Devils are earning full marks for taking out Philly as well).
Given so many suggestions over the last 12 or...
The Philadelphia Flyers are off the playoff grid, allowing another sleeper team advance to the Conference Finals.
Martin Brodeur is shown here celebrating a recent win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The New Jersey Devils years of rebuilding is finally now, it appears.
The 4-1 series result has the year’s biggest threat packing...
PHILADELPHIA -- The New Jersey Devils refused to be bullied on Broad Street. They were patient, aggressive and disciplined. As a result, they're moving on in the playoffs. David Clarkson scored the go-ahead goal on a mistake by goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and the Devils eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 victory in Game 5 of their Eastern...
Kimmo Timonen twirled and dished the puck back, deeper into the Flyers‘ zone to try to shake a pressuring attacker.
The puck landed on Ilya Bryzgalov‘s stick and by the time he could look up, David Clarkson was bearing down hot and heavy. With panic in his eyes, Bryzgalov tried to saucer the puck out of harm’s way.
It was a Bryzaster.
Ultimately, Clarkson’s series-clinching...
In an utterly bizarre game, Ilya Bryzgalov gave up a terrible goal and yet kept a Philadelphia Flyers team that seemed to forget how to play defense and how to score goals in a game the New Jersey Devils almost easily won, first off-side goal included, by a 3-1 tally, capturing the series in 5 games.
The Devils advance to face the winner of the Washington-New York series in the...
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.
Martin Brodeur was strong in goal and has the Devils back in position to win their fourth Stanley Cup. The Devils await the winner of the New York...
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren calls his team's season ''decent.''
That's not good enough in Philadelphia. The Flyers cleaned out their lockers on Thursday and said their farewells for the summer. They were eliminated by New Jersey in a five-game series in the Eastern Conference semifinals that ended on Tuesday.
Holmgren says he wants to see improvement...
Ilya Bryzgalov had plenty of time this season to babble on about bears, the universe, the woods, and other arcane bits of knowledge.
He kept quiet on Thursday.
Staying out of the locker room on the day Philadelphia packed up and headed home might be the first sign the Flyers' quirky goalie learned a lesson that he's paid $51 million to win games and not play the room like...
The Devils are back. God help us all. New Jersey has reached the conference finals for the first time since winning the Cup back in 2003 after closing out Philadelphia 3-1 in Game 5 of their second-round series on Tuesday. This Devils squad bears some resemblance to the New Jersey teams that won three Cups between 1995 and 2003. Martin Brodeur is still in goal. The Devils are still...
The team that made the biggest wholesale changes last summer was probably the Philadelphia Flyers. They traded Mike Richards and Jeff Carter in order to make salary cap room to acquire Ilya Bryzgalov, who was supposed to solve their goaltending problems. Initially, I didn’t think the moves were very smart. Now that the season has ended for the Flyers, we can better assess...
There is still a bounce in the step for those fantasy poolies who own players from the New Jersey Devils as the Devils eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 victory last night. New Jersey took the series in five games which was a prediction no one saw coming, given the way Philadelphia humbled Pittsburgh in Round 1. David Clarkson had the game winner...
The fact that there were any hopes of a Stanley Cup in Philadelphia this year is a testament to what the Flyers were able to accomplish this season. Before the season began, I wrote about the fact that no one really knew what to expect from this Flyers team. There were a lot of variables and a lot of question marks.
The 2011-12 Flyers needed to establish an identity. They needed...