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Even though the Devils' playoff chances are finished for 2013, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On April 24...

2003- Martin Brodeur records a playoff shutout, and Jamie Langenbrunner registers a goal and an assist in New Jersey's win over the Tampa Bay Lighting in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, From The Stands, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Madden, Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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So Martin Brodeur scored a goal last night.

You think it's a great accomplishment? Ok, it IS a great accomplishment for any netminder to be credited with a goal.

Here are five other great goals by goalies.

Tags: Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Osgood, Evgeni Nabakov, From The Stands, Hartford Whalers, Martin Brodeur, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals
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Four years ago today, Martin Brodeur etched a place in NHL history with his 552nd win.

Three Stanley Cups, four Vezina Trophies, five Jennings Trophies, plus a slew of awards and accomplishments have helped cement Martin Brodeur as one of the NHL's all-time greatest goaltenders.

But four years ago today, Brodeur staked a claim to No. 1.

Tags: Brian Gionta, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, From The Stands, Martin Brodeur, Montreal Canadiens, PATRIK ELIAS, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scott Clemmensen, Sidney Crosby, Troy Brouwer
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Well folks, it's been a rough 10 days or so for the Devils. As we touched on last night, ever since New Jersey swept Pittsburgh, they've gone just 2-4-1. There's a lot of people wondering what's gone wrong after their roaring hot start, so I want to know what you guys think. Is it the penalty kill? Is the forecheck missing? Is it coaching or shaky goaltending? Let me know what you guys think in the comments!
Tags: Devils, Devs, From The Stands, New Jersey Devils

I floated the idea in yesterday's postgame recap of changing up Ilya Kovalchuk's point partner on the power play and I wanted to see what you guys thought. So vote in the poll and weigh in with any comments you might have below!

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Tags: Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, Devils, Devs, From The Stands, Ilya Kovalchuk, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils

Hey guys, I want to introduce Pat Pickens, who just joined SNY Devils and will be contributing weekly to the site. He's a sportswriter for Hearst in Connecticut, but he also is a New Jersey native and a lifelong Devils fan. Follow him on Twitter here.

 

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, DAVID CLARKSON, Devils, Devs, From The Stands, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS
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Now that Stefan Matteau is officially getting paid like an NHLer, the question becomes how long he'll stay with the Devils. Vote in the poll and weigh in below in the comments!

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In case you're wondering how I feel, I laid out my expectations on the blog yesterday.

Tags: AHL, Devils, Devs, From The Stands, Junior, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Poll, Stefan Matteau

Tomorrow is decision day for the Devils and Stefan Matteau. I want to know what you guys think -- should the Devils keep Matteau or should they send him back to juniors?

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Tags: Devils, Devs, From The Stands, New Jersey Devils, Poll, Stefan Matteau, vote

Via everyone on Twitter today, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to tweak the compliance buyouts clause in the new CBA. The adjusted rule means teams can buy out players before Saturday's opener but still take the salary cap hit this season. Scott Gomez is almost 100 percent likely to be bought out by Montreal and he'll become an UFA once he passes through waivers (which he will). So the question is, do you want Scott Gomez back on the Devils?

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Tags: buyout, From The Stands, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Scott Gomez

After a four-month lockout, the NHL is going to have to win back the fans, both casual and die-hard alike. The players know this. Gary Bettman knows this. The fans know this. The last time around, the teams famously painted "Thank You Fans!" just inside each team's blue line. Somehow, such an exclamatory statement doesn't feel appropriate this time around -- although some of the artistic on-ice ideas from the Marek vs. Wyshysnki Podcast on Dec. 19 are downright hilarious. There will need to a concerted "outreach" and programs dedicated to recapturing some semblance of the NHL's pre-lockout momentum.

Gary Bettman declined to get into specific ideas or plans yesterday, but I want to know what YOU want and need from the league, its players and its teams to help bring you back to hockey and soothe the pain from the lockout. Sounds off in the comments!

Tags: CBA, From The Stands, Gary Bettman, lockout, New Jersey Devils