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1994–95 New Jersey Devils season

The 1994–95 New Jersey Devils season was the franchise's thirteenth season in New Jersey. Although the Devils played an abbreviated 48-game season, shortened by the 1994–95 NHL lockout, the Devils won their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

The Devils struggled in the first half, going 9–11–4, but improved drastically in the second half, going 13–7–4 to finish with 52 points and fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Devils eventually swept the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Regular season

During the regular season, the Devils scored the fewest power-play goals (22) and had the fewest power-play opportunities in the NHL. They were also the least penalized team, being shorthanded only 149 times.[1]

Final standings

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
2 5 New Jersey Devils 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
3 6 Washington Capitals 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
4 8 New York Rangers 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
5 9 Florida Panthers 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
6 12 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
7 13 New York Islanders 48 15 28 5 126 158 35

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game log

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T Jan 22, 1995 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers 0–0–1
2 L Jan 25, 1995 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres 0–1–1
3 L Jan 26, 1995 0–1 OT @ Boston Bruins 0–2–1
4 L Jan 28, 1995 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens 0–3–1
5 W Jan 31, 1995 2–1 Buffalo Sabres 1–3–1
6 W Feb 2, 1995 5–4 Quebec Nordiques 2–3–1
7 L Feb 4, 1995 0–2 @ Quebec Nordiques 2–4–1
8 T Feb 5, 1995 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins 2–4–2
9 W Feb 9, 1995 4–1 New York Rangers 3–4–2
10 L Feb 11, 1995 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers 3–5–2
11 W Feb 12, 1995 4–2 @ Florida Panthers 4–5–2
12 W Feb 15, 1995 4–2 Washington Capitals 5–5–2
13 T Feb 17, 1995 2–2 OT New York Islanders 5–5–3
14 L Feb 18, 1995 2–3 @ New York Islanders 5–6–3
15 W Feb 20, 1995 2–0 @ Washington Capitals 6–6–3
16 L Feb 23, 1995 2–3 Boston Bruins 6–7–3
17 T Feb 25, 1995 3–3 OT Washington Capitals 6–7–4
18 W Feb 27, 1995 6–1 Montreal Canadiens 7–7–4
19 L Mar 2, 1995 2–7 @ Boston Bruins 7–8–4
20 W Mar 4, 1995 6–1 Florida Panthers 8–8–4
21 L Mar 6, 1995 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques 8–9–4
22 L Mar 8, 1995 4–6 @ New York Rangers 8–10–4
23 W Mar 10, 1995 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning 9–10–4
24 L Mar 12, 1995 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 9–11–4
25 W Mar 14, 1995 4–2 Ottawa Senators 10–11–4
26 T Mar 16, 1995 2–2 OT Hartford Whalers 10–11–5
27 L Mar 18, 1995 1–2 Tampa Bay Lightning 10–12–5
28 W Mar 19, 1995 4–3 OT Boston Bruins 11–12–5
29 W Mar 22, 1995 5–2 @ New York Rangers 12–12–5
30 L Mar 24, 1995 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 12–13–5
31 T Mar 26, 1995 5–5 OT @ New York Islanders 12–13–6
32 W Mar 29, 1995 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators 13–13–6
33 W Mar 30, 1995 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers 14–13–6
34 W Apr 1, 1995 4–1 Montreal Canadiens 15–13–6
35 T Apr 4, 1995 1–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning 15–13–7
36 W Apr 5, 1995 2–0 @ Ottawa Senators 16–13–7
37 W Apr 9, 1995 2–0 New York Rangers 17–13–7
38 L Apr 10, 1995 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens 17–14–7
39 W Apr 12, 1995 2–1 @ Washington Capitals 18–14–7
40 W Apr 14, 1995 6–3 New York Islanders 19–14–7
41 W Apr 16, 1995 3–2 Hartford Whalers 20–14–7
42 L Apr 18, 1995 2–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning 20–15–7
43 L Apr 20, 1995 0–1 @ Florida Panthers 20–16–7
44 L Apr 22, 1995 3–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers 20–17–7
45 T Apr 26, 1995 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins 20–17–8
46 W Apr 28, 1995 3–1 Florida Panthers 21–17–8
47 W Apr 30, 1995 4–2 Quebec Nordiques 22–17–8
48 L May 3, 1995 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres 22–18–8

Playoffs

The Devils won the Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus the Boston Bruins, then defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Semi-final in five games, the Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Final in six to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. In the Final, the Devils swept the series 4-0 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Player stats

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 45 23 16 39 10 8 1 2 5
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 46 17 12 29 32 13 2 1 0
Broten, NealNeal Broten C 30 8 20 28 20 9 2 0 3
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 48 12 13 25 72 6 4 0 3
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 48 2 20 22 56 4 1 0 1
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 48 10 10 20 18 9 0 0 2
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 45 6 13 19 86 2 1 0 1
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 48 4 15 19 18 19 4 0 0
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 42 10 8 18 16 -4 0 0 2
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 40 7 11 18 17 5 2 0 3
Carpenter, BobBob Carpenter C 41 5 11 16 19 -1 0 0 0
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 41 4 12 16 18 -1 1 0 1
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 48 5 10 15 20 9 2 0 0
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 26 6 8 14 8 12 0 0 0
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 33 5 7 12 44 10 0 0 0
Peluso, MikeMike Peluso LW 46 2 9 11 167 5 0 0 1
Semak, AlexanderAlexander Semak C 19 2 6 8 13 -4 0 0 0
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 21 2 5 7 6 2 1 0 0
Millen, CoreyCorey Millen C 17 2 3 5 8 2 0 0 0
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 10 1 4 5 0 -5 1 0 0
Cole, DantonDanton Cole C/RW 12 1 2 3 8 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 25 1 2 3 54 4 0 0 0
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 4 1 2 3 6 3 0 0 0
McAlpine, ChrisChris McAlpine D 24 0 3 3 17 4 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 40 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Dean, KevinKevin Dean D 17 0 1 1 4 6 0 0 0
Emma, DavidDavid Emma C 6 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 4 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Hankinson, BenBen Hankinson RW 8 0 0 0 7 -6 0 0 0
Modry, JaroslavJaroslav Modry D 11 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Simpson, ReidReid Simpson LW 9 0 0 0 27 -1 0 0 0
Smith, JasonJason Smith D 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 2184 40 19 11 6 89 2.45 3 908 819 .902
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 734 15 3 7 2 31 2.53 0 309 278 .900
Team: 2918 48 22 18 8 120 2.47 3 1217 1097 .901

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 19 6 15 21 2 3 1 2
Broten, NealNeal Broten C 20 7 12 19 6 1 0 4
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 20 5 13 18 14 2 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 20 13 3 16 20 0 0 3
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 19 8 4 12 11 2 0 2
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 20 4 7 11 10 2 0 1
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 20 3 8 11 30 1 0 0
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 20 4 5 9 2 2 0 0
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 20 4 4 8 22 2 0 1
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 20 1 7 8 2 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 20 1 7 8 24 0 0 1
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 17 1 6 7 8 1 0 0
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 17 1 5 6 4 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobBob Carpenter C 17 1 4 5 6 1 0 0
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 11 2 1 3 8 0 0 1
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 6 2 1 3 4 1 0 0
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 12 1 2 3 4 0 0 0
Peluso, MikeMike Peluso LW 20 1 2 3 8 0 0 0
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 18 1 2 3 12 0 0 1
Dean, KevinKevin Dean D 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 20 1 0 1 22 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 20 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Cole, DantonDanton Cole C/RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1222 20 16 4 34 1.67 3 463 429 .927
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 8 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.000
Team: 1230 20 16 4 34 1.66 3 465 431 .927

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

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Draft picks

The New Jersey Devils' picks at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 25 Vadim Sharifijanov  Russia LW Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russian Super League)
2 51 Patrik Elias  Czech Republic LW HC Kladno (Czech Extraliga)
3 71 Sheldon Souray  Canada D Tri-City Americans (WHL) [5]
4 103 Zdenek Skorepa  Czech Republic LW HC Chemopetrol Litvínov (Czech Extraliga)
5 129 Christian Gosselin  Canada D Saint-Hyacinthe Laser (QMJHL)
6 134 Ryan Smart  United States F Meadville H.S. (Pennsylvania) [6]
6 155 Luciano Caravaggio  Canada G Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
7 181 Jeff Williams  Canada LW Guelph Storm (OHL)
8 207 Eric Bertrand  Canada LW Granby Bisons (QMJHL) [7]
9 233 Steve Sullivan  Canada C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
10 259 Scott Swanjord  United States G Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
11 269 Mike Hanson  United States C Minot H.S. (North Dakota) [8]

See also

References

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