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Devils Defeat Rangers 3-2 In Overtime, Advance to Stanley Cup Finals

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0  Updated at 10:19 am, May 26th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — For the first time since 2003, the New Jersey Devils are going to the Stanley Cup Finals. They do so after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime and wrapping up the series in six games.

The Devils advance thanks in large part due to 40-year old goaltender Martin Brodeur and 22-year old Adam Henrique. Brodeur, who is in his 19th season with the team, made 33 saves in the win. His goals allowed average as well as save percentage have both improved during the postseason compared to his regular season, and he has the team in position for another Stanley Cup championship.

Meanwhile, Henrique is just a rookie, but has made his presence felt this postseason. In 18 postseason games, Henrique has 11 points, including the game winning goal in overtime to send the Devlis to the Finals.

“That one was like Christmas,” Henrique said following his game-winner.

New Jersey has gone through Florida, Philadelphia, New York, and next up will have the task of facing off against the Los Angeles Kings in the finals. Game 1 will be played this Wednesday.

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