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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
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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
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59