Two previous series extended to seven games and two multi-goal comebacks in their final two games proved
to be too much for the Rangers in the end. The Rangers' season ended without their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since their last
championship season in 1994, with Devils rookie Adam Henrique's scramble goal 63 seconds into overtime
sending the Rangers, who had overcome a two-goal first-period hole, to a crushing 3-2 loss in Newark. "It's hard. It felt like so many things happened during the year made it feel like it was something
special, like they were signs that something good was coming, something exciting," said Henrik Lundqvist,
who played so much better in these playoffs than his 10-10 final record would indicate. "I'm going to sit
down and try to learn something from this. It's shocking, it's always shocking, it doesn't matter how it
ends. "When it's over, it's an empty feeling, it's weird, it's all over. I'm probably going to be pretty tired ...