New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers Game 4: Live Score, Analysis and Reaction
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The game ends with a 30-28 edge in shots for the Devils, who handled the Rangers at all ends of the ice. They got more physical play and better scoring chances. They also shut down some of New York's most talented young guns and made Henrik Lundqvist look foolish. This was the game they needed in front of their fans.
No one is out of this series by any means, but the Rangers need to come back on Wednesday ready to play a full 60 minutes at Madison Square Garden. They were slowed down in much of the first and only showed life during the second period and the final minutes of the third. There are high expectations on this team, and a half-hearted effort like this is unacceptable.
The final horn sounds, and the Devils win, 4-1, to even the series and guarantee a Game 6 at Prudential Center.
Alexei Ponikarovsky and Mark Fayne head to the locker room after being called for minors with 18 seconds left. The teams will finish up playing 4-on-4.
Salvador and Brodeur get the assists on Parise's empty net goal, which was the Devils' captain's second of the game.
That should do it for the game, as Parise gets the puck into the empty net with 1:29 remaining.
Lundqvist has been pulled for the extra attacker, and the puck is iced with 2:23 remaining.
According to the Devils' Twitter, Adam Henrique received a secondary assist on Parise's power-play goal earlier this period.
The shutout is broken with 5:05 to go, as Del Zotto redeems himself by helping to set up Ruslan Fedotenko. Brad Richards could also get an assist out of this one.
Mark Fayne's shot goes off the post as the power play continues to wind down.
The Devils are now on the power play and have 1:30 remaining on the chance. They have 11 shots on five chances so far.
Lundqvist makes a pad save on David Clarkson with 9:30 to go and 20 seconds left on the 5-on-3.
Hagelin will now take his seat in the box at 11:02, which gives the teams a 5-on-3 for 1:20. Bickel and Del Zotto are still serving their penalties, and the Rangers box is getting full as New Jersey takes its timeout.
Elias gets two good chances with the puck, but the Rangers are able to get it out of the zone both times. A minute and a half still remains on the Devils' power play, and they are about to get even more time.
The puck is nearly knocked in during a scramble in front of Lundqvist.
This is a four-minute power play for New Jersey; it is 1-for-2 on the man advantage tonight.
Del Zotto, who has had limited ice time in the third, is also in the box for the Rangers. Ryan Carter will sit for the Devils, who will get their third power play of the game.
Now we're talking. A couple of fights are breaking out in the Rangers' zone, which includes Mike Rupp knocking down Steve Bernier and being sent to the locker room. Even John Tortorella and Peter DeBoer exchange words. The Devils' Ryan Carter also gets involved, and Stu Bickel will go to the box for New York. Things started when Rupp took out Peter Harrold at the boards.
It is time for commercial with 13:54 left in the game, and the Devils have a 3-0 lead. Can the Rangers find some of their second-period momentum to start a comeback?
Offside is called with 14:41 left in the third.
Kovalchuk gets the only assist on Parise's goal, as he took the initial shot before Parise was able to tap it in right in front of Lundqvist.
That didn't take long, as Parise scores right off the start of the man advantage. Devils now lead 3-0.
A penalty is called on the Rangers, as Derek Stepan will take a seat for the Devils' second power play of the game. He is called for high sticking at 2:37.
Del Zotto's poor performance cost him in the second period, as he had just 1:40 of ice time compared to 7:28 in the first.
The Rangers are controlling much of the early play, as Brad Richards and Marc Staal have had god looks at the net. However, the Devils get the puck back thanks to Alexei Ponikarovsky. Icing is called on the Rangers with 1:51 gone by.
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