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Devils fall to Rangers

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

Monday, 10.05.2009 / 7:50 PM / 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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59