Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Devils off to Stanley Cup ; Eliminate Rangers in OT of Game 6

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Devils off to Stanley Cup ; Eliminate Rangers in OT of Game 6

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NEWARK, N. J.... 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 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003. The Devils will face the Los Angeles Kings in a series that will start on Wednesday in Newark.

It's a remarkable comeback for a proud team, with three Stanley Cup titles, that missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 1996.

Henrique's series winner came after Henrik Lundqvist stopped Ilya Kovalchuk twice and Alexei Ponikarovsky. The last shot lay in the crease and Henrique, a rookie, tapped it home.

Ryan Carter and Kovalchuk also scored for the Devils, who blew a 2-0 first period lead.

Ruslan Fedotenko and Ryan Callahan tallied for top-seeded New York, which had a good flurry just before New Jersey scored.

Henrique, who is nominated for the Calder Trophy - given to the NHL's top rookie - skated away from the crease and jumped against the end boards in the corner as his teammates jumped off the bench and mobbed him. …

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