NEWS

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Devils fall to Rangers

Niedermayer and Zajac (PPG) score in 3-2 loss to Rangers

Monday, 10.5.2009 / 7:50 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
X
Share with your Friends


Devils fall to Rangers
Devils can't draw even, fall 3-2 to Rangers.

Rangers ice with 1:51 left. Devils are controlling the play.

Rangers ice it again with 2:02 left. These final four minutes have been all Devils in NY territory.

Drury ices it with 3:30 left. Devils gaining some ground here with possession in Rangers' zone.

Devils looking for the equalizer with 5:26 left in 3rd.

Clarkson and Aaron Voros wrap up at the benches, both off for roughing with 8:47 left in 3rd.

Brodeur with a big save on Chris Higgins' wraparound with 11:35 left in 3rd.

Devils' PPs killed off. 17:16 remaining in 3rd.

Now 1:32 remaining on 5-on-4. Callahan out of the box, Drury still in for boarding.

Devils have a 28-second 5-on-3 PP coming 37 seconds into the third period. Devils call a timeout.

Devils will have 1:04 of PP time to open the third period. NJ is 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Wide-open Matt Gilroy gives the Rangers their first lead of the game with a slapshot from the top of the right circle at 17:50.

Two minutes of 4-on-4 action with Niclas Bergfors off for a dive, and Kotalik off for a hook at 14:43 of second.

Devils get 22-seconds of PP time with Del Zotto still in the box.

Del Zotto off. zone trip on Niedermayer wipes out 1:38 of NY's sixth PP of game. Four-on-four action.

Clarkson fires a dump-in that hits Del Zotto, caroms into Langenbrunner sitting on bench with 9:18 left in second.

Clarkson forecheck hit destroys Dan Girardi in corner at 7:26 of second. Clarkson then takes holding minor at 7:39 to put the Devils' on their fifth PK.

Solid, puck possession shift by Rolston-Zubrus-Bergfors in NY zone forces Lundqvist to cover up at 7:07 of the second.

Devils' PP killed... NJ 1 for 3 with the man advantage.

Set to start the second... 1:20 of PP time remaining for NJ to open the period.

End of first period. Devils will start the second with 1:20 left on the PP after Prospal's roughing minor. Goal scorers: Niedermayer (1:20) and Zajac (PPG, 10:52). Clarkson with two assists.

Prospal going off with 40.2 seconds left for a rough on Paul Martin. Martin skating well after collision with Drury.

Kotalik one-timer from left point ties the game at 2-2 on PP at 16:23 of first. Rangers wound up with a power play after Oduya came to Martin's defense over Drury's knee-on-knee hit. Oduya was slapped with a double-minor for roughing, while Drury got two for kneeing.

Chris Drury collides knee-on-knee with Paul Martin as Martin controlled the puck in Devils' territory. Oduya piles on top of the Rangers' captain. 3:42 left in the first period. Looks like Oduya getting an extra two, served by Pikkarainen.

Devils kill it off, have killed two of three Rangers' PP in period.

Pelley off for a trip at 13:52. Devils' third PK of the period.

Scrum in Devils territory with penalties coming. Salvador flips Brian Boyle to the ground.

ZAJAC PPG PUTS DEVILS BACK ON TOP. PARISE FROM HALF BOARDS TO CLARKSON IN FRONT FOR A NO-LOOK BACKHAND PASS TO A WIDE-OPEN ZAJAC AND A TAP-IN GOAL AT 10:52.
CLARKSON'S SECOND ASSIST OF THE GAME.

Devils kill it off, going on their second PP with Dubinsky in the box

Rolston off for holding, Devils back on the PK at 7:23 of first.

Michael Del Zotto connects to tie it up on the PP for the Rangers at 6:31 of first. Prospal's blast from the right circle was stopped by Brodeur, Del Zotto put home the rebound from the left circle.

Pikkarainen off for hooking at 5:51. First PK of the game for the Devils.

Rangers call timeout just 1:24 into the contest under intense Devils pressure.

ROB NIEDERMAYER'S FIRST GOAL AS A DEVIL PUTS NJ AHEAD 1-0 AT 1:10 OF FIRST. HARD-WORKING FORECHECK IN THE RIGHT CORNER BY PANDOLFO, WHO FINDS NIEDERMAYER AT THE RIGHT HASH MARKS FOR A WRISTER HIGH, GLOVE SIDE PAST LUNDQVIST.


The Devils will start the ZZ Pops line of Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Jamie Langenbrunner with Paul Martin and Johnny Oduya on defense, and Martin Brodeur in goal. Rangers are starting Vinny Prospal-Brandon Dubinsky-Marian Gaborik with Wade Redden and Matt Gilroy on defense and Henrik Lundqvist in net.

• Ilkka Pikkarainen has been activated from IR and will make his NHL debut tonight. Brendan Shanahan was moved to the team's non-roster list.

• Tonight's scratches are Andy Greene, Matt Halischuk, and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
Advertisement
Advertisement