NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons to Believe the New Jersey Devils Can Win the Cup

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons to Believe the New Jersey Devils Can Win the Cup
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In what has to be considered a bit of a surprise, the New Jersey Devils have eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers to advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

That result may have been shocking enough on its own—especially considering the sheer dominance of the Flyers' offense in the first round, but the fact that the Devils managed the feat in just five games suggests the Devils may be a bit more threatening to the Cup than expected.

After all, once the conference finals begin, there are only the four teams left. They don't really seem that far off...

But they are still only halfway there. Can they keep going? Here are five reasons to believe the Devils can bring home the Cup one more time.

 

 

All stats obtained via Hockey Reference and NHL.com

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