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The Rangers Tribune:
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-Devils match-up in the Conference Finals surely does not need it. It is widely known what's at stake and which team has what advantages, so it's best for both clubs that this thing get started as soon as possible.
But to give a proper introduction, tonight at Madison Square Garden, the puck will drop on the series that will determine who is crowned Eastern Conference Champions as well as who will be contending for the Stanley Cup in June. The Rangers and Devils have each had their respective journeys in reaching this point - the final four for the 2011-12 season - but the past is exactly that com...
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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...
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...
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 [...]
When the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet tonight in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it will mark a rematch 18 years later of one of the great series in Stanley Cup Playoff history.
En route to their first Cup in 54 years, the Rangers needed seven games to get past the Devils in a series that included three double overtime games. Games 3 and 7 were both double...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
After last night's Game 1 loss to the Rangers the Devils talked about being better for Game 2 (via Bergen Record)...Zach Parise..."We have to be better and we know that and we will be. We played well for 40 minutes and that was it. And that last 20 we let slip away a little bit and they took advantage of it and that's the game right there."Patrick Elias..."...
Martin Brodeur has done just about everything an NHL netminder could ever hope to do. He's the all-time leader in wins, shutouts and games played by a goalie on top of being the proud owner of three Stanley Cup titles. As careers go, they just don't get much better than this. On top of all that, Brodeur still has a chance to add to his storied career -- even at age 40. The...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (48 wins, 102 points) @ Rangers (51 wins, 109 points)
Road/Home records - 24-15-2 -------------- 27-12-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - 0-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
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New York Rangers...
Though the New Jersey Devils carried play for the majority of the game, they could not capitalize on their chances and the New York Rangers did just that. That was the difference, and that's why the Rangers now hold a 1-0 series lead. Here are some notes on last night's game.
- I was very impressed with the Devils effort level yesterday night. They won most of the puck...
New Jersey was shutout in Game 1 by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
The excitement leading up to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was probably more eventful than then game itself. This has been a long awaited rematch where most figured the way the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils have been playing, they’d probably be in each other’s way at some point on the...