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Devils 4, Rangers 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Devils 4, Rangers 3, OT
New Jersey Devils 4, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK (AP) -John Madden scored 6:01 into overtime to get the New Jersey Devils back into their first-round series against the New York Rangers with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

New Jersey beat the Rangers for just the second time in 11 games this season, and will look to tie the series in Game 4 on Wednesday night. The series will then shift back to New Jersey on Friday.

Madden took a faceoff to the right of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and the puck slid into the corner. Madden got to the loose puck and centered it. It clipped the right skate of rookie Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and caromed in.

"I'm not going to lie. It was a lot of luck," Madden said. "I thought Sergei (Brylin) might be there, but their guy was standing there. It hit him in the foot and went in. It was real lucky, but we need to get those breaks to get back into the series."

The Devils dominated the extra period, outshooting New York 5-1, and snapped a franchise-worst, five-game playoff losing streak.

"In the overtime, we weren't thinking. We were just going," forward Zach Parise said. "We wanted to get this win. We had a lot of great chances."

New Jersey never had the lead in dropping the first two games of the series at home, but held it three times in beating the Rangers for only the second time in 11 games this season.

Brylin made it 1-0 in the first, and Patrik Elias and Parise scored power-play goals 2:23 apart in the second.

Rangers rookie Brandon Dubinsky scored his first two career playoff goals, getting New York even at 1-1 and 3-3. Sean Avery scored for the third straight game and continued to be a pest to goalie Martin Brodeur, and Jaromir Jagr had three assists.

It just wasn't enough this time.

"Those first two games, the lucky breaks went our way. Today it went their way in overtime," Jagr said. "Nobody said it was going to be easy. It's going to be hard. We have to take the positive. We're still ahead 2-1.

"Next game, we have to win it. That's the bottom line."

Brodeur shook off a blow to the head late in regulation, finishing with 27 saves and earning his 95th playoff victory. He has started 156 consecutive postseason games for the Devils.

Lundqvist, who hadn't allowed more than two goals in the previous 10 games against New Jersey this season, stopped 29 shots.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:01
NJD
Sergei Brylin (1) ASST: Arron Asham (1), Mike Rupp (1)
1 - 0 NJD
12:17
NYR
Brandon Dubinsky (1) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (1), Martin Straka (1)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
06:50
NYR
PPG - Sean Avery (3) ASST: Scott Gomez (4), Jaromir Jagr (2)
2 - 1 NYR
12:56
NJD
PPG - Patrik Elias (1) ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
15:19
NJD
PPG - Zach Parise (1) ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (1), Paul Martin (2)
3 - 2 NJD
3rd Period
00:55
NYR
PPG - Brandon Dubinsky (2) ASST: Martin Straka (2), Jaromir Jagr (3)
3 - 3 Tie
1st OT Period
06:01
NJD
John Madden (2) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 NJD
penalty summary
1st Period
04:49
NYR
Christian Backman  Cross checking against  Zach Parise
08:25
NJD
Johnny Oduya  Hooking against  Fredrik Sjostrom
08:37
NYR
Brendan Shanahan  Hooking against  Paul Martin
18:38
NYR
Sean Avery  Interference on goalkeeper against  Martin Brodeur
18:49
NJD
Zach Parise  Cross checking against  Chris Drury
2nd Period
02:04
NYR
Ryan Callahan  Hi-sticking against  David Clarkson
05:20
NJD
Vitaly Vishnevski  Elbowing against  Sean Avery
05:30
NJD
Bryce Salvador  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:06
NJD
Mike Rupp  Roughing against  Paul Mara
12:06
NYR
Paul Mara  Roughing against  Mike Rupp
12:06
NJD
Arron Asham  Roughing against  Ryan Callahan
12:06
NYR
Ryan Callahan  Roughing against  Arron Asham
12:45
NYR
Fedor Tyutin  Closing hand on puck
14:27
NYR
Michal Rozsival  Hi-sticking against  Zach Parise
16:32
NYR
Christian Backman  Tripping against  Brian Gionta
20:00
NJD
Patrik Elias  Roughing against  Brandon Dubinsky
3rd Period
13:01
NYR
Martin Straka  Boarding against  Travis Zajac
17:24
NJD
Colin White  Roughing against  Sean Avery
17:24
NYR
Sean Avery  Roughing against  Colin White
1st OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
SA: 30TOI: 65:44
Saves: 27EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .900SH: 2 - 2
Henrik Lundqvist
SA: 33TOI: 65:52
Saves: 29EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .879SH: 2 - 2