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Devils to celebrate 20th anniversary of their 1995 Stanley Cup Championship

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their 1995 Stanley Cup Championship on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015, when more than 20 players and coaches reunite during two days of festivities at Prudential Center.

The weekend will get underway at AmeriHealth Pavilion on Saturday with an alumni charity game featuring the stars of the 1995 Stanley Cup Championship. Rosters and ticket information for the alumni game will be released shortly. Members of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup team will then be honored on Sunday in a special ceremony prior to the Devils’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers at 5:00 p.m.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming the coaches, players and staff, as well as their families, from our first championship team back here to New Jersey,” said Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.  “That was a team with tremendous character, with great coaches, great players and quality individuals.  They set the standard to which all of our other teams have been compared to.”

Fans can find news updates, unique content and ticket information on the newly-created webpage for “Celebrating the ’95 Cup” at devils.nhl.com/95cup. Single-game tickets can be purchased for the March 8 contest against the Flyers or fans can select the special ’95 Stanley Cup Ticket Pack, which includes a limited edition t-shirt and tickets for games against all three Eastern Conference teams defeated en-route to the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals -- Boston (Feb. 28), Philadelphia (Mar. 8 Reunion) and Pittsburgh (Mar. 17).

The Devils will help fans celebrate the occasion with a series of interviews featuring Devils’ alumni from the 1994-95 season, which will be co-produced with MSG Networks and available on the site. Some of the best regular-season and post-season games from the championship run will also be available to view online. Fans can follow @NHLDevils on Twitter using the hashtag #95Cup for the latest updates.

The Devils finished the 1994-95 regular-season with a record of 22-18-8 for 52pts, good for second place in Atlantic Division and fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  The club defeated Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit en-route to its championship, starting all four series on the road.  Highlights included Randy McKay’s overtime goal at 8:51 in Game 4 of the conference quarterfinals vs. Boston; Scott Stevens’ game-winning goal with 0:29 remaining in Game 2 of the conference semifinals at the Igloo; Claude Lemieux’s game-winning goal at 19:15 of the third period in Game 5 of the conference finals at the Spectrum;  and Scott Niedermayer’s third-period goal off of his own rebound in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Detroit.  The team set an NHL postseason record by winning ten games on the road and Lemieux received the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

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