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This morning I am thinking a great deal about the New Jersey Devils, a great deal about the Detroit Red Wings, and a great deal about Matt Bradley.
Winners win, and losers lose, and they do so in our sport for very specific, very traceable reasons. And every once in a while a lone figure from our sport steps forwards to discuss, courageously, and with candor, organization’s reasons for winning and for losing.
Somewhat dispassionately, with unwavering discipline, not unlike a serial killer, the underdog Devils just extinguished all life out of the Philadelphia Flyers. To watch last night’s third period in Philly was to watch finely trained assassins carry out their mission. At no time in that final frame did Philly resemble a team that could reverse its fate.
A team holding a 3-1 series lead can be thought of as a killer with his hands applying a strangle grasp about his victim’s throat. To New Jersey, Claude Giroux’s suspension meant merely an added vulnerability for the targete...
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A day after making the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2003, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello was in a good mood.
The long-time executive of a team that boasts 10 division titles and four conference championships was proud of his team and staff Wednesday, very proud. After missing the playoffs a year ago for the first time since 1996, New Jersey...
The Stanley Cup playoffs usually produce a couple of unlikely heroes. Count New Jersey veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador as one.
Stuck without a goal in the regular season, Salvador has discovered a postseason scoring touch, and has been a key cog in helping the Devils reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2003.
After missing last season with an inner-ear...
Apparently, 40 really is the new 30. Just ask Martin Brodeur.Brodeur, who turned 40 this past Sunday, has silenced his critics with his recent rock-solid play in this year’s playoffs, helping lead New Jersey into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003, the last time the Devils won the Stanley Cup.Any talk of retirement surrounding the legendary No. 30 now...
The Devils are back. God help us all. New Jersey has reached the conference finals for the first time since winning the Cup back in 2003 after closing out Philadelphia 3-1 in Game 5 of their second-round series on Tuesday. This Devils squad bears some resemblance to the New Jersey teams that won three Cups between 1995 and 2003. Martin Brodeur is still in goal. The Devils are still...
Eight down, eight to go! The New Jersey Devils are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals! Our team has proved all the non-believers wron yet again; the underdog has risen and boy oh boy, are we rising! Tomorrow night on NBC Sports Network, we may in fact discover our opponent. If the New York Rangers can close out Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps in...
Bryce Salvador, David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk scored goals to lift New Jersey to a 3-1 Game 5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, sending the Devils into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003.
Martin Brodeur was strong in goal and has the Devils back in position to win their fourth Stanley Cup. The Devils await the winner of the New York...
History books will teach that the 2011-12 New Jersey Devils qualified for the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference final at 10:06 p.m. ET on the night of May, 8, 2012.
Truth is, the Devils became the third team to reach the NHL's final four at the 19:56 mark of the second period Sunday night.
It was in that infinitesimal moment that Flyers center Claude Giroux, whom...
PHILADELPHIA -- The New Jersey Devils refused to be bullied on Broad Street. They were patient, aggressive and disciplined. As a result, they're moving on in the playoffs. David Clarkson scored the go-ahead goal on a mistake by goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and the Devils eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 victory in Game 5 of their Eastern...
Heading into game 5 Tuesday night, the New Jersey Devils must seize the opportunity to eliminate the Philadelphia Flyers and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. the Flyers will be without their superstar Claude Giroux, who is serving a one-game suspension for his hit to the head of Dainius Zubrus Coach Peter DeBoer wants his team to have a killer instinct and finish the Flyers...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux was suspended on Monday by the NHL for his illegal check to the head on New Jersey center Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Giroux will miss Game 5 on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Flyers will have to win Game 5 without their leading scorer to remain in the playoffs as the deficit is...
In only five games the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, propelling them to a date against the Rangers or Capitals in the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the series against the Flyers, the Devils shed the “tired and sloppy” look for one that suited them much better against the highly-favored Flyers squad. The Devils relied on a strong defensive prowess to shut...
In an utterly bizarre game, Ilya Bryzgalov gave up a terrible goal and yet kept a Philadelphia Flyers team that seemed to forget how to play defense and how to score goals in a game the New Jersey Devils almost easily won, first off-side goal included, by a 3-1 tally, capturing the series in 5 games.
The Devils advance to face the winner of the Washington-New York series in the...
Last night the Philadelphia Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead striving to avoid elimination, but the New Jersey Devils came from behind in their fourth consecutive game to eventually win the game. Here are some notes on last night's game, and the series.
- First off, I'd like to congratulate the Flyers on a great season. I expected them to be better than a lot of...
Game time is just after 7:30pm ET and can be viewed on NBCSN, CBC and RDS.
We all know the story, if New York wins they will move on tothe ECF and face the New Jersey Devils.
If Washington wins, a game 7 is forced and will be played on Saturday with a starting time of 7:30pm at MSG.
My bones say game 7, my hockey brain says Rangers win tonight. How’s that for sitting on the fence?