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With a 5-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, the New Jersey Devils have officially clinched a berth in the postseason this year. The Devils failed to make the playoffs last season. In the past 22 seasons, the Devils have been in the playoffs 21 times.
Martin Brodeur, who pitched a shutout to solidify a Devils playoff birth, is happy to be back in the playoffs after last years mess.
“It was tough,” Brodeur said to <a href="http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/brodeur_devils_happy_to_be_back_in_the_playoffs_after_missing_them_last_season/" title="Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record. “>Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record. “I didn’t think it was going to bother me that much because we were out for so long, early in the season. It was a tough start we had. But when I started to watch a little bit of hockey maybe in the second and third round, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m really missing this atmosphere.’ This is why was an important thing for me to go out and try to ge...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils clinched a playoff berth by routing the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Saturday night.
Petr Sykora added a goal and an assist for the Devils. David Clarkson, Ryan Carter and Zach Parise also scored, and Patrik Elias had two assists...
Though they missed them last season, the playoffs are nothing new to the Devils. They are back and looking to make a run at the Stanley Cup. While they’ve been a staple in the playoffs since the new millennium started, the Devils have had relatively short appearances in recent postseasons.Since New Jersey’s last Stanley Cup title, 2003, they’ve made it out of the first round...
Marty, Marty Marty….our old nemesis. We’ve been at this a long time. Ever since you were kind enough to give us MATTEAU! MATTEAU!, back in the ’94 playoffs. Marty Brodeur has had an unbelievable career and added plenty of fire and arrogant attitude to the rivalry the past 18 years or so. He holds many of the NHL’s goaltending records and is a sure fire first-ballot...
Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils clinched a playoff berth by routing the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Saturday night.
Petr Sykora added a goal and an assist for the Devils. David Clarkson, Ryan Carter and Zach Parise also scored, and Patrik Elias had two assists.
New Jersey scored...
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger, If Ilya Kovalchuk leads the Devils in scoring this season, it will be the fifth time in his career he has topped his team in that category (four times in Atlanta). He is among some prolific scorers who have never led the league in scoring:
Player, Rank (all-time), Points, Stole his thunder
Mark Messier, Second, 1,887, Wayne Gretzky
This was essentially THE GAME for the New Jersey Devils. After an impressive display of offense in a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday, the Devils hoped they could clinch with a Washington loss in Boston. Unfortunately that did not happen but the positive was that they needed just a point against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight to officially clinch. In other words, a win and they’re...
Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists and New Jersey clinched a playoff berth by steamrolling host Carolina 5-0 on Saturday.Martin
Brodeur earned his NHL-record 119th career shutout by turning aside 22
shots against the lifeless Hurricanes, who were eliminated from
postseason contention Friday night.Petr Sykora added a goal and
an assist and David Clarkson, Ryan Carter...
Last night the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Prudential Center in what was an evenly played game until the third period. Here are some notes on the game, and some other Devils topics.
- With last night's win, the Devils all but officially guaranteed a playoff position for themselves this season. The Capitals won, so they didn't clinch, but the Capitals...
The New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks can clinch playoff berths on Saturday.
New Jersey needs at least one point against Carolina - or any type of loss by either Washington or Buffalo.
Chicago can secure a postseason berth with either one point versus Nashville or a number of other scenarios.
If the Blackhawks lose in regulation, they can still gain entry into the playoffs...
This may have been one of the worst performances that the Hurricanes have turned in this season. Not only were they shutout 5-0 by the Devils, but they looked just flat-out pathetic in doing so. Carolina had only six even strength scoring chances through two periods of play and that was with them playing from behind. The 'Canes getting outchanced every game is something that...
Last night the New Jersey Devils shutout the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 in Carolina and punched their ticket to the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are some notes on last night's game, among other things.
- First off, congratulations to Devils Head Coach Pete DeBoer on getting his team into the playoffs for the first time in his young NHL coaching career. He's a very good...
Match-up - Hurricanes (31-31-16 - 78 points) @ Devils (43-28-6 - 92 points)
Road/Home records - 12-18-9 -------------- 22-13-4
TV - FS-Carolinas (HD), MSG Plus (HD)
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-1
Last 10: Carolina 5-4-1 / New Jersey 5-4-1
Projected starting goalies - Brian Boucher (CAR) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats