Series Tied 1 - 1
[48-28-6]
3
2
[51-24-7]
05/16/2012
FINAL
1 2 3 T
New Jersey Devils NJD 1 1 1 3
27 SHOTS 25
32 FACEOFFS 27
34 HITS 39
8 PIM 6
1/3 PP 2/4
4 GIVEAWAYS 5
4 TAKEAWAYS 4
7 BLOCKED SHOTS 16
       

Devils break tie in third period to tie series in Game 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 16; Home Game No. 10 Series Tied 1-1
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

David Clarkson scored a tip-in goal off Adam Henrique's shot 2:31 into the third period to break a tie and lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers that squared the Eastern Conference Final series at one game apiece on Wednesday night.

For the third straight series, the Rangers dropped Game 2 after they took the opener. They stressed how important it would be to grab a 2-0 lead, which would have been their first two-game edge in this postseason, but were unable to get it done.

The Blueshirts were riding high after their 3-0 series-opening win on Monday night, but now have relinquished home-ice advantage again.

Game 3 will be Saturday in New Jersey.

Clarkson built off the momentum created by Ryan Carter's deflected goal late in the second that tied the game, 2-2. Ilya Kovalchuk had given the Devils a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal in the first. Defenseman Bryce Salvador added two assists, and Martin Brodeur stopped 23 saves for his 108th playoff win.

Clarkson has three goals in this postseason, and every one has been a winner, including the clincher against Philadelphia in Game 5 of the second round.

New Jersey had 26 attempted shots blocked in Game 1, five more than they got through to goalie Henrik Lundqvist. The Devils cut the blocks to 16 on Wednesday and managed to get 27 on goal - two more than New York.

Marc Staal and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals in the second for the top-seeded Rangers, who received 24 saves from Lundqvist.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
With his power-play goal in the second period, Chris Kreider tied the NHL record for most playoff goals and points by a player who has never skated in a regular season game, with four goals and six points in postseason action. Kreider has registered three points (two goals, one assist) in the last two games, and is now tied for the lead among league rookies (11th overall) in goals (four) and ranks third in points (six).

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Kreider 2. Staal 3. Prust


THE BIGGER PICTURE
This was yet another one-goal loss in a playoff run with no shortage of them. Remember that te Rangers bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Ottawa in Game 2 and a 3-2 loss to Washington in Game 2. They will likely bounce back from this 3-2 loss, too.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Staal (27:26)
Shots -- Four players tied (3)
Hits -- Callahan, McDonagh (5)
Blocks -- McDonagh (8)
Takeaways -- Staal (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards, Stepan (20)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 2 LINEUP VS. NEW JERSEY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov Brian Boyle Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Staal, Del Zotto, Hagelin, Richards, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider Derek Stepan Carl Hagelin
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Fedotenko/Callahan Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
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