Final Score: 3-1 Devils
The Devils outplayed the Rangers in the first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division Rivals.
Adam Henrique scored the first goal of the game at the five minute mark of the first period after putting the puck home on a pass from Patrik Elias.
David Clarkson added another with time dwindling down in the first period after Rick Nash couldn't control a bouncing puck in front of his own net.
It was a surprise that the Devils led after the first period because they took four penalties in the first twenty minutes, but the Rangers couldn't convert. The Devils have successfully killed their last 12 penalties dating back to their last game Saturday against the New York Islanders.
The second period was uneventful, neither team had many scoring chances nor did either team take any penalties.
In the third, David Clarkson would bang home his second of the game after Henrik Lundqvist let out a rebound from an Andy Greene slapshot from the point.
The Rangers would finally get on the board though when Chris Kreider sniped Brodeur at the 6:28 mark of the third period. The Rangers failed to convert on another powerplay late in the third and the Devils were able to hold them off for the remainder of the game.
The two teams will meet again at the Prudential Center on March 19.
Alex Bacon is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and can be followed on twitter @abacon55
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