Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 1

POST-GAME NOTES: STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND 1, GAME 1

Wednesday, 04.09.2008 / 11:39 PM / News
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Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 1
NYR AT NJD
Ryan Callahan scored a shorthanded game-winner, and Scott Gomez sparkled with three assists as the Blueshirts got off to a strong start in the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday evening, beating the Devils 4-1 at Newark's Prudential Center.

Recap | Box Score

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. S. GOMEZ -- NYR
2. R. CALLAHAN -- NYR
3. J. MADDEN -- NJD

NOTES

* Ryan Callahan's goal was the first shorthanded playoff goal by a Ranger since the 1997 playoffs.

* Sean Avery scored his second career playoff goal, matching his total from 10 games one year ago.

* Brendan Shanahan scored his 59th career postseason goal. He is fourth among active players in postseason goals.

* Paul Mara and LW Ryan Hollweg rejoined the Rangers' lineup after sitting out the regular-season finale.

* Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, including point-blank stops against Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner.