NHL Playoffs: Will History Repeat Itself in the Devils-Rangers Series?

May 22nd, 2012 by Alex Bacon Leave a reply »
Eighteen years ago to this date two hockey teams sat in locker rooms with butterflies in their stomachs looking forward to the best of three series ahead.

One team had already established themselves as one of the leagues best franchises, with three Stanley cups to their name, and overshadowed what some called their “little brother.”

This “little brother” of a team was the New Jersey Devils, a relatively new organization that had only played in the National Hockey League for 15 years, compared to their cross Hudson River rivals who were one of the original six teams in the NHL.

The New York Rangers prevailed in this three-game series and kept their “little brother” in place, but a lot has changed since then. The Devils hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup only a year later in 1995, and then added two more championships in 2000 and 2003.

The two teams are going head-to-head again in the Eastern Conference Finals, once again knotted at two games apiece.

Martin Brodeur, the only player remaining on either team from 1994, has been stellar, and to counter him, the Rangers have Vezina Finalist Henr ...

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