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Devils Dominate Ducks 3-0, Win Their Third Stanley Cup

Dave Aiello wrote, "The New Jersey Devils played like champions tonight, and defeated The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-0 before a capacity crowd at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford. The victory gave New Jersey their third Stanley Cup in franchise history. Martin Brodeur led his team to victory with 24 saves, earning his third shutout of this year's finals."

"Covering the Stanley Cup Finals on RCNJ.org would be off-topic if Adam Oates weren't involved. This is the second time he has played in the Stanley Cup Finals. While this year's result was an improvement over his experience when the Washington Capitals were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, he still came up one victory short. No alumnus could have watched this game and not felt disappointed for him."

Update: Sandeep Nandy '94, arguably the RCNJ's biggest Devils fan, attended the game and told us:

Just wanted to share with you the fact that being in the arena for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.

During the course of my life, I have had the opportunity to attend various events, including football games, baseball games, hockey games, Pope visit, tennis matches, ice skating performances, RPI commencements and presidential inaugurations, Verizon excellence award celebrations, RAA Award dinners, etc. None of these aforementioned events can hold a light to the event that I witnessed last night.

I will cherish every second of the Devils game last night, because one never knows when and if I will be able to experience such a coronation again in my lifetime. Just everything about the occasion. The pre-game tailgate, the fesitive atmosphere, the beautiful weather, the comraderie of my fellow fans. Everything was magnificent.

Once the Devils scored their first goal, I started to gain confidence that the Devils may win the Cup. After the final bell sounded, the time for trophy presentation had come.

To be able to witness the greatest trophy in the history of sports being passed on from player to player, was remarkable. It is a moment I will never forget as long as I live. To see the team I have been a fan of since childhood, skate away with the Cup again....

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