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NJD vs. NYR: They said it

Reviewing Tuesday's thrilling win over the Rangers

Wednesday, 11.13.2013 / 3:54 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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NJD vs. NYR: They said it
Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers lifted the Devils to 2-0 against their Hudson River rivals. They've outscored New York, 7-2, in the two games thanks to strong goaltending from Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider, who have combined to stop 55 of 57 shots.

Ryan Carter's first two-goal game since April 11, 2010 keyed a big divisional road win for the Devils at Madison Square Garden.

Schneider pitched a 22-save shutout against the Blueshirts at Prudential Center back on Oct. 19. Brodeur followed that up with 33 saves in New Jersey's first trip to MSG.

Here's what the Devils were saying Tuesday after picking up their third victory in their last four games (3-0-1).

Andy Greene (1a, +2, 1 shot, 2 hits, 5 blocked shots):

"We played just a pretty good, solid road game. We took some penalties there and our PK came up big. We played a good team game tonight."

Coach Peter DeBoer on improving to 2-0 vs. the Rangers:

"We know these games are critical. They're all four-point games. This is a team that, the separation tonight is either six or seven points or it's two or three, so it's a key game."

DeBoer on what's changed for the Devils since their early-season struggles:

"I think we're finding ways to win. If you go back early in the season, we're playing a much better brand of hockey. I think we played fairly well at the end of the losing streak and just didn't find ways to win [or] lose late in games. Now we're finding ways to win those games. That's a confidence thing."

Ryan Carter (2g, +2, 3 shots, 2 hits) on playing at the Garden:

"Rivalry games are always the most fun to get up for. In college they were fun; in high school they were fun. I don't know that anything changes other than, this is when I'll use the term 'luck.' It's just one of those things where you go out and you play hard – sometimes they find their way in."

Brodeur after winning his third straight to improve to 5-3-2 (2.08 GAA, .913 save percentage):

"I feel good. I just want to win games. We've been winning as of late. If you call that [being in the] zone, that's a zone."

"I love playing against these guys, there's no doubt about that, like [Henrik] Lundqvist likes to play against us."

Dainius Zubrus (GWG, 2 shots, 2 hits, 2 blocked shots, 4-for-5 on faceoffs):

"The first 10 games we put ourselves in a bit of a hole, obviously. we all know that and we see the standings and we see these guys had a couple of good weeks and they climbed right back in there. Our goal is the same thing: stay the course now and try to win these close games, as many as we can, and put ourselves in the top eight."

SCHEDULE

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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
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