Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/14
NEWARK, N.J. -- A year ago, the New Jersey Devils failed to make the NHL playoffs for the first time in 14 years. It was a down time for the proud and storied franchise, one that had captured three Stanley Cup championships since 1995. Now, with a new coach, a new system, some new players and some late-season confidence, the Devils are making their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since winning the Cup in 2003. Adam Henrique snapped a 2-2 tie just 1:03 into the overtime session, leading the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers to capture the best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference championship series, four games to two. With the win, the Devils advance to the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings. Game 1 of the finals will be played Wednesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. After regulation ended at 2-2, the Devils made a mad scramble in front early in OT. Ilya Kovalchuk kept the puck alive with two pokes in front of Rangers goalkeeper Henr...
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