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New Jersey Devils NJD 1 0 0 1
22 SHOTS 30
17 FACEOFFS 26
24 HITS 52
16 PIM 18
1/4 PP 0/3
3 GIVEAWAYS 10
3 TAKEAWAYS 10
17 BLOCKED SHOTS 15
       

Rangers' last-ditch bid for OT is nullified in 1-0 loss

Tuesday, 02.07.2012 / 9:32 PM

2011-12 Game No. 51; Home Game No. 24 Rangers' Record: 33-13-5
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots for his first shutout of the season and the record 117th of his NHL career, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.

Brodeur was sharp and steady throughout, despite going several stretches without facing much action. David Clarkson gave him all the offense he needed with a first-period, power-play goal.

The Rangers appeared to score the tying goal with 3.5 seconds left, but it was disallowed because Marian Gaborik was called for goalie interference when he crashed into Brodeur in the crease after being shoved from behind by New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov.

New Jersey is 5-0-1 in its past six games. The Rangers are 4-1-1 in their past six games, with the only blemishes coming against the Devils.

Henrik Lundqvist took the tough-luck loss, despite making 21 saves. Lundqvist had won his previous four starts, allowing only four goals and earning two shutouts.

The Devils grabbed the all-important lead 8:14 in when Clarkson scored a rare power-play goal against the Rangers. New Jersey was already dominating play on the shot board and finally cashed in on its eighth attempt. Zach Parise sent a crisp pass from behind the net in front to Clarkson, who quickly snapped a shot in from the slot for his career-best 21st goal.

New Jersey carried that lead into the second period, a key point because the Rangers are 10-1-2 this season when ahead after one and 24-1-2 when they score first. The Devils' power-play unit cracked the tough Rangers' penalty-killers and notched just the fourth man-advantage goal against New York in 18 games. 
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STAT OF THE GAME
Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves and is now 24-11-4 overall, including a 12-6-2 mark at home. The loss snapped his four-game winning streak, and he is now 4-1-0 with a 0.97 goals against average, .963 save percentage and two shutouts in the last five games. Lundqvist has allowed one goal or less in 11 of his last 19 games, and has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 27 games this season.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Lundqvist 2. Hagelin 3. Boyle


THE BIGGER PICTURE
As well as the Rangers are playing this season, there are going to be games they lose, and this happened to be one. But there is no shame in losing 1-0 to a hot goalie and nearly tying the game with a never-say-die attitude. The loss was a blip on the radar.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (24:07)
Shots -- Hagelin (4)
Hits --Prust, Boyle (6)
Blocks -- McDonagh (3)
Takeaways -- Callahan (5)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (16)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. NEW JERSEY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Brandon Prust
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Ryan Callahan
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Carl Hagelin
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Staal, Bickel, Rupp, Boyle, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Stralman/Del Zotto
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