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DeBoer proud of Eastern Conference banner

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 1:51 PM ET / News
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DeBoer proud of Eastern Conference banner


 
There's a new banner in the rafters at Prudential Center, and though it doesn't say "Stanley Cup Champions," head coach Pete DeBoer is still proud of what his club achieved last season.

They won a Game 7 on the road in Florida, then knocked off their two top rivals–the Flyers and Rangers–to reach the Final versus Los Angeles. After falling behind 3-0 against the Kings, the Devils rallied with two victories before falling in Game 6.

The Devils' defense of their 2011-12 Eastern Conference crown continues with Tuesday's home opener against Philadelphia.

"Every year you look at a team and you use the adage, Did they empty the tank?" DeBoer said Tuesday. "I really believe we did last year even though we didn't win. There's nothing worse than going into a summer where you know your team didn't empty the tank and give you everything they had. That wasn't the case last year, so I'm very proud of all our accomplishments."

DeBoer will use the same lineup from Saturday's 2-1 win at Long Island. The lines at morning skate were:

Dainius Zubrus - Travis Zajac - Ilya Kovalchuk
Mattias Tedenby - Patrik Elias - David Clarkson
Ryan Carter - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Stefan Matteau - Jacob Josefson - Cam Janssen

Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Henrik Tallinder - Anton Volchenkov

Martin Brodeur (Johan Hedberg)

• DeBoer said Adam Henrique (thumb) is "a week to 10 days" away from returning.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59