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Devils miss playoffs after going to Cup final

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There's little mystery why the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after facing the Los Angeles Kings for the Stanley Cup. Key injuries to Marty Brodeur and Ilya Kovalchuk led to major slumps in the lockout-shortened 48-game season. The players who needed to step up with the stars out didn't. The team played poorly in overtime, and the penalty kill slipped from...

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