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Saturday, May 26, 2012



NYR:   R. Fedotenko (09:47 - 2nd) , R. Callahan (13:41 - 2nd)
NJD:   R. Carter (10:05 - 1st) , I. Kovalchuk (PPG, 13:56 - 1st) , A. Henrique (01:03 - OT)

NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)
 NJD: M. Brodeur (W)

            Last night in New Jersey, the Devils were looking to knock off the Rangers in Game 6 so they can advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2003.10 minutes in, Giontas shot was stopped and Carter was there to put home the rebound to make it 1-0 Devils.4 minutes later,Zubrus played the puck to Kovalchuk at the side of the net and he scored to extend the lead.10 minutes into the second Mcdonaghs shot was stopped but Fedotenko was there to put home the rebound to cut the lead to 1.

            5 minutes later, Giradis point shot was tipped in by Callahan to tie the game. The score was still tied after 3 periods of play so we needed overtime.1 minute in, Kovalchuks shot was stopped. It Henrique put home the rebound to win the game for the Devils! 3-2 was the final! "Johnny on the spot for that one," Henrique said. "I was sitting there. I couldn't see the puck. I knew it was down, and I was just praying it was going to come under his pad. It's a big one. It's one you dream about."In the win,Brodeur made 33 saves."I wasn't sure if it was in or not. When I saw everybody celebrating, it was just a big relief," Brodeur said. "We played really hard this playoff series, and this was an emotional series against the Rangers. To pull it off in that fashion, it's even sweeter."

            In the loss, Lundqvist made 26 saves."We're a team that just keeps battling," said Rangers center Brad Richards. "We had our fair share of opportunities. It's a fine line. To get this far, it's a bounce here or there." In the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals it will be the Surprising LA Kings vs another surprise team In the New Jersey Devils. LA was an 8th placed team in the Regular Season, but in the playoffs they have been the best team with a 12-2-0 record.LA was also the first team in NHL history to go 7-0 on the road in the playoffs. As for the Devils, they finished in 6th in the East and in the Eastern Finals they knocked off the Stanley Cup favourites, the New York Rangers.

Written by Andrew Di Pardo

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