After finishing the 48-game lockout-shortened season at 22-18-8 (52 points), the Devils headed into the 1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and faced the Boston Bruins in the first round.
The Devils busted out of the gate in Game 1 in Boston, beating the Bruins 5-0 behind a two-goal game from Claude Lemieux and 23 saves from Martin Brodeur. Game 2 was a similar story as Marty again posted a 23-save shutout to give the Devils a 2-0 series lead.
After losing Game 3 in New Jersey, Brodeur recorded his third shutout of the series in Game 4, this time making 38 saves in a 1-0 OT victory that was ended on a Randy McKay tally. New Jersey finished off the Bruins in Game 5, with Brodeur and the Devils only allowing five goals in the five games.
Next up for the Devils would be the Penguins in Round 2.
missing vid: Celebrating the Devils 1995