Found May 24, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
 Facing a potentially catastrophic collapse at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, the New Jersey Devils instead turned Game 5 into an inspirational victory and a 3-2 lead in the series.  With a victory over the New York Rangers Friday at Prudential Center, the Devils would advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings.  "It's a good feeling," goalie Martin Brodeur said of the Devils now leading the series. "We worked really hard to get in that position. … a lot of unsung heroes and guys producing at different times. Players are playing well. We've just got to keep going. Nothing is done yet.  "I think giving up a three-goal lead and coming back and winning a game late shows a lot," Brodeur said. "I thought we stayed composed even though we had a few bad breaks. Even the second goal, I'm still debating if he kicked it in or not, but we just kept on going. We didn't play our best game, but we got a win."  Game 5 w...
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