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The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, right, celebrates his power-play goal at 5:00 of the third period against the Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Advance To Eastern Conference Finals For First Time In 9 Years

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.


The Rangers' Marc Staal celebrates with teammates Anton Stralman, right, and Derek Stepan, left, after scoring the winning a goal in overtime against the Capitals in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on May 7, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Snatch Victory Away From Caps, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Euphoria replaced pure panic at Madison Square Garden in a matter of moments. And even the most optimistic New York Rangers fan couldn’t have seen this one coming.


Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers as Jaromir Jagr skates away in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Dominate Flyers, Take 3-1 Series Advantage

The Devils took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and are a win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.


Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal for a 1-0 lead over St. Louis Blues with Colin Fraser #24 and Dustin Penner #25 during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Sweep Blues To Advance To Western Conference Finals

Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for just the second time in club history.


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Rangers Lose 3-2, Series Tied At Two Games Apiece

Mike Green’s power-play goal with 5:48 left in regulation Saturday lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers


Alexei Ponikarovsky scores late in overtime, giving the Devils a 4-3 win over the Flyers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 3, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Live Dangerously But Somehow Stun Flyers In OT

Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound with 2:39 left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.


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Barry Melrose Talks NHL Playoffs, Future Of The San Jose Sharks

Barry Melrose checked in with an update on the NHL Playoffs. Prior to the postseason, Melrose chose the Los Angeles Kings as his “dark horse” to compete for the Stanley Cup, and at this point […]

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The New York Rangers celebrate after Marian Gaborik's game-winning goal in the third overtime period against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Gaborik Ends Game 3 Epic Late In 3rd OT; Rangers Grab Series Lead

As one overtime led to another and then another, the Rangers and Capitals waged an epic duel that was part hockey game and part survival contest.


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Rangers’ Testy Tortorella Won’t Tip Hand, Trades Barbs With Media Instead

To John Tortorella, there’s the wrong way — and then there’s his way.


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Flyers Get Buried By Devils’ Four-Goal Third Period

The shots and the pressure were bound to cause the Flyers to break. They were able to escape the lapses in play and concentration in the first period of Game 1 against the New Jersey Devils, but on Tuesday, the Flyers weren’t about to squirm free this time.


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Briere Lifts Flyers Past Devils In Overtime, 4-3

Danny Briere fired home the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Flyers to 4-3 victory on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. It was Briere’s fourth career overtime playoff-winning goal.


The Devils' Stephen Gionta, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Florida Panthers in Game 7 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinals series at the BankAtlantic Center on April 26, 2012. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Henrique Goal In 2nd OT Pushes Devils Into Next Round

Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.