NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 2

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 15-12-0-2 10-5-0-1 5-7-0-1 W2
New Jersey 13-11-2-4 9-5-1-1 4-6-1-3 L3


Rangers 3, Devils 2: Rick Nash scored his team-leading 10th goal to snap a tie in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 29 shots as visiting New York won its second straight game.

Defenseman Michael Del Zotto collected a short-handed goal and an assist and Carl Hagelin snapped a nine-game goalless drought for the Rangers, who totaled three goals in their previous four contests.

Travis Zajac had a power-play goal and defenseman Anton Volchenkov also scored for the Devils, who remained winless in their last three games (0-2-1) and fell to 3-8-2 in their last 13. Johan Hedberg finished with 19 saves.

Nash snapped a five-game goalless drought at 7:25 of the second period to give New York its third lead of the contest. After chasing down Del Zotto's lead pass, Nash skated into the right faceoff circle and fired a shot which sailed inside the left post for his 299th career tally.

The teams scored two goals apiece in just under a 5 1/2-minute span in the first period. After Zajac forged a 1-1 tie by beating Lundqvist on the doorstep, Hagelin regained the Rangers' lead by converting defenseman Dan Girardi's shot off the end boards. Volchenkov leveled the contest with a shot from the point with 2:47 remaining in the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Jersey G Martin Brodeur served as the team's backup after being sidelined with a pinched nerve in his neck and upper back. The 40-year-old last played on Feb. 21 versus Washington. ... New York C Derek Stepan, who set up Del Zotto's first-period goal, has collected five goals and six assists in his last 11 contests. ... Devils D Marek Zidlicky played in his 600th career game and C Adam Henrique competed in his 100th contest.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   New Jersey
Michael Del Zotto 2 Points Anton Volchenkov 1
Michael Del Zotto 1 Goals Anton Volchenkov 1
Michael Del Zotto 1 Assists Stephen Gionta 1
N/A Power Play Goals Travis Zajac 1
Michael Del Zotto 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .935 Save Percentage Johan Hedberg .864
Henrik Lundqvist 29 Saves Johan Hedberg 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 22 3 0-2 3-4 8 26
New Jersey 31 2 1-4 2-2 4 36

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Devils have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .312 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Florida. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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