07:11 AM ET 04.22 | On Sunday, the Devils made official what most saw coming -- the end of their playoff hopes, at the hands of the local rival Rangers. But it was how the Devils reacted, particularly after their efforts never really sagged during a 10-game losing streak, that was most disappointing. "You could just feel it when things didn't go our way this game, we quit," Brodeur said. "We took a lot of penalties, a lot of conversation toward the referees and a lot of things that usually we don't let these things affect us and they did affect us [Sunday]." ... "It's difficult to take," Broduer said. "We have a great hockey team and we competed real hard all year."