New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says he always enjoys the playoff battles against the New York Rangers.

On Monday, he'll step between the pipes in his fifth playoff series against the Broadway Blueshirts. It will also mark his third matchup against Henrik Lundqvist, who'll be manning the cage at the other end in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden.

Brodeur spoke to the media following New Jersey's practice Sunday about the rivalry and facing Lundqvist. Brodeur has a 1-3 series record against the Rangers in the playoffs.

"I think it's a big rivalry," Brodeur said. "They're the best team in the Eastern Conference and they proved it all year. They got themselves the No. 1 spot, they used it for two Game 7s to be able to stay alive in the playoffs, and they're going to use it to have home ice advantage right from the get-go on us. So for us, we have to do what we've been doing, just put our head down and listen to our coach and just play well.