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Almost Lost For Season, Travis Zajac Helping Fuel Devils’ Run

Most of the talk about the Devils and their run to the Stanley Cup finals has focused on Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Peter DeBoer. The guy who tends to get lost in all the talk is Travis Zajac.

05/29/2012

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammate David Clarkson after scoring in the first period period of Game 6 against the visiting Rangers on May 25, 2012. New Jersey went on to win 3-2 in overtime and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Exorcise ’94 Demons, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals For 5th Time

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

05/26/2012

The Devils' Ryan Carter, center, celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta as the Rangers' Brad Richards, right, reacts late in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 23, 2012.. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Garden Goes Silent As Devils, Despite Being Outplayed, Stun Rangers In Game 5

Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

05/24/2012

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Devils, 1 Win Away, Out To End ’94 Talk Once And For All

The comparisons to 1994 were apparent before this series even started — now it’s reaching a crescendo. All that’s missing is a guarantee from the Rangers captain.

05/24/2012

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings talks to teammates Dustin Brown #23 and Justin Williams #14 in the second period while taking on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Penner’s OT Goal Takes Kings To Stanley Cup Final

Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.

05/23/2012

Travis Zajac is mobbed by teammates after scoring the Devils' second goal of Game 4. New Jersey went on to beat the Rangers, 4-1 at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Make East Finals A Best Of 3 With Convincing Game 4 Victory

Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chest by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night, evening the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.

05/22/2012

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Coyotes Beat Kings 2-0 To Avoid Sweep

Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

05/21/2012

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Kings Beat Phoenix, Move To Brink Of Stanley Cup Final

Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

05/18/2012

Members of the Devils surround teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, center, following his first-period goal against the Rangers on May 16, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. New Jersey evened the teams' Eastern Conference Finals series at a game apiece with a 3-2 win. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Devils Silence Garden Faithful, Get Better Of Rangers In Game 2

David Clarkson’s deflected goal 2:31 into the third period snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that evened the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece on Wednesday night.

05/17/2012

Goaltender Jonatha Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a glove save as Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks for the rebound in the third period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings Shutout Coyotes 4-0 To Match NHL Record With 7-Straight Road Playoff Wins

Jeff Carter scored three goals, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings matched an NHL record with their seventh straight road playoff victory, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 Tuesday night to take control of Western Conference finals.

05/16/2012

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