The 2003 New Jersey Devils Win A Third Stanley Cup In Nine Years

The New Jersey Devils had grown into one of the NHL’s best franchises. They’d won the Stanley Cup in 1995, sweeping the favored Detroit Red Wings. In 2000, the Devils won another title and in 2001 they reached the Finals before losing to the Colorado Avalanche. Expectations were now high and when 2002 ended in a first-round playoff loss, a coaching change was made, with Pat Burns brought in to run the show for the 2003 New Jersey Devils and put the team back on top.