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Amazing Blueshirts season ends across river in OT

newyorkrangers.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 20; Road Game No. 9
New Jersey wins series 4-2
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the Devils defeated the Rangers, 3-2, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Friday night at Newark's Prudential Center to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

The Devils will face the Los Angeles Kings for the Cup in a series that will start on Wednesday in New Jersey.

The Devils' blew a 2-0 first-period lead and didn't want to head back to New York for a Game 7 on Sunday.

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

Ryan Carter and Kovalchuk also scored for the Devils, whose biggest move this year was hiring Peter DeBoer as coach. He was fired by Florida after missing the playoffs in his three seasons. In his first postseason, he is hoping to lead New Jersey to its fourth Cup.

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

Henrique skated away from the crease and jumped against the end boards in the corner as his teammates hopped off the bench and mobbed him.

The six Rangers on the ice just stayed down in disbelief and frustration. This was very much like Game 5, which the Devils won 5-3. The Rangers carried the play after the first period and had a 35-29 edge in shots.

"When they scored, it was such an empty feeling," said Lundqvist, who said the puck took a weird bounce on the final play. "It is shocking."
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STATS OF THE GAME
Game 6 vs. New Jersey was the 20th for the Rangers in the postseason, establishing a new franchise record for most playoff games played without reaching the Stanley Cup Final. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts are one of five teams to have skated in 20 postseason games without advancing to the Final, while two teams have played in 21 playoff games without advancing to the Final -– the 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 2002 Colorado Avalanche.

THREE STARS
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1. Callahan 2. McDonagh 3. Lundqvist


THE BIGGER PICTURE
There was no question that the New York Rangers arrived as an elite NHL team in 2011-12 and because of their youth, they will be an elite for years to come. History shows most NHL dynasties endured a playoff exit like this before the Stanley Cup arrived.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- McDonagh (28:23)
Shots -- Three players tied (4)
Hits -- Kreider, McDonagh (4)
Blocks -- McDonagh (2)
Takeaways -- Three players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Richards (28)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 6 LINEUP AT NEW JERSEY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider Derek Stepan Carl Hagelin
Mike Rupp Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Steve Eminger
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Anisimov, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Derek Stepan Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider Artem Anisimov Marian Gaborik
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Stepan/Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
1st2nd3rdOTT
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NJD
Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:05NJD Ryan Carter (4) ASST: Stephen Gionta (4), Steve Bernier (4) 1 - 0 NJD
13:56NJD PPG - Ilya Kovalchuk (7) ASST: Dainius Zubrus (6), David Clarkson (7) 2 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
09:47NYR Ruslan Fedotenko (2) ASST: Ryan McDonagh (3), Brad Richards (9) 2 - 1 NJD
13:41NYR Ryan Callahan (6) ASST: Dan Girardi (9), Ryan McDonagh (4) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
1st OT Period
01:03NJD Adam Henrique (3) ASST: Ilya Kovalchuk (11), Alexei Ponikarovsky (5) 3 - 2 NJD
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:54NJD Bryce Salvador  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Callahan
12:31NYR Ruslan Fedotenko  Tripping against  Ryan Carter
17:30NYR Carl Hagelin  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Martin Brodeur
2nd Period
01:23NJD Alexei Ponikarovsky  Interference against  Carl Hagelin
07:16NYR Michael Del Zotto  Hi-sticking against  Steve Bernier
3rd Period
09:48NJD Ryan Carter  Interference against  Marc Staal
1st OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodNYRNJD
1st1414
2nd137
3rd85
OT03
Total3529
Team Stats
CategoryNYRNJD
Power Plays0/31/3
Hits2211
Faceoff Wins2532
Giveaways110
Takeaways35
Blocked Shots815
Penalty Minutes66
  • NY RANGERS
  • NEW JERSEY
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28A. VolchenkovD0000015:27
29M. FayneD0003019:38
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30M. Brodeur3335.94361:03