Devils to Meet Kings in Stanley Cup Finals After Defeating Rangers in Game 6 (VIDEO)

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bill-swift - May 29, 2012

The stage appeared to be set for the New York Rangers to make a triumphant return to the Stanley Cup Finals since last winning in 1994 (a 4-3 win over those dastardly New Jersey Devils). Of course to do that they had to get past those very same Devils in Game 6 Friday night at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

As much as the Rangers wanted to be back on top of the NHL for the first time in almost 20 years, the Devils wanted to stay in the post season after missing last season for only the third time since the 1987-88 season (and first since 1995-96).

Regulation ended with the game in a 2-2 tie, but the Devils wasted no time in finishing this one off. Barely a minute later rookie Adam Henrique found himself in the right place at the right time during a mad scramble for the puck in front of the Rangers net and swept the puck in for the winning goal (watch the video; its pretty cool).

Henrique's goal was his third of the post season.The other two were key to the Devils win in Game 7 of their opening round series with the Florida Panthers. The 22-year old from Ontario is in the running for the Calder Trophy which goes to the top rookie of the season.

Had the Rangers won they would have been the easy favorite to win Lord Stanley's Cup over the No 8 seed L.A. Kings. History definitely goes against the Kings who are only the second No 8 seed to make it to the Finals. However, with the series to be played between a No 6 seed and a No 8 seed it will be interesting to see who the odds makers pick.

(If you are a Devils fan or you just love to watch a bunch of men act like 12-year old kids on Christmas morning check this video out too!)

Article by Travis Pulver

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