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Rangers 5, Devils 4, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Rangers 5, Devils 4, OT
New York Rangers 5, New Jersey Devils 4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Michael Del Zotto scored on the power play 52 seconds into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 5-4 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Del Zotto beat Johan Hedberg from the dot in the left circle to give the Rangers (2-0) a sweep of the home and home series with the Devils. Del Zotto also added three assists in the third period as the Rangers scored their final four goals on the power play.

"The chances we did have, we capitalized on," Del Zotto said. "Four power-play goals like that is huge. Hopefully, we can carry it into the season and keep it consistent all year. It's a big confidence boost. We kept it simple, put pucks on net and got some dirty goals."

The power-play outburst was surprising considering that Marian Gaborik, the Rangers' top gunner last seasson with 42 goals, wasn't in the lineup.

Del Zotto and Matt Gilroy, his power-play point partner, picked up the slack.

"We fought back in the third period," Gilroy said. "It was pretty cool. The power play, we haven't really worked on it and we had one in the first period that was pretty ugly. We settled down after that, got a few rushes, and it turned out pretty well."

Henrik Lundqvist, seeing his first action of the preseason, stopped 25 shots for the Rangers.

Ryan Callahan, Gilroy, Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for New York.

Zach Parise set up three goals but it wasn't enough as the Devils fell to 0-3 in the preseason, with every game going to overtime or a shootout.

Ilya Kovalchuk, Andy Greene, Matt Taormina and Brian Rolston scored for the Devils. Johan Hedberg, Martin Brodeur's backup this season, had a poor night, allowing the five goals on only 20 shots.

"If you ask Johan, I'm sure he wishes he had a couple back," Devils coach John MacLean said. "He's finding his game. He's a veteran and sometimes it takes a little bit longer. It's one of those things. It's preseason. You let it go. We have full confidence in him."

Parise set up both first-period goals as the Devils took a 2-1 lead.

Kovalchuk struck first with his second goal in two games. The Devils' $100 million winger took a feed from Parise and picked the shortside on Lundqvist at 2:51.

A wide-open Callahan pulled New York even at 3:33, converting a pass from Fedotenko who eluded Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder along the boards.

Parise make the key play again, sliding the puck to defenseman Greene who beat Lundqvist from the high slot at 5:58.

In the second, Parise did the dirty work to keep the puck alive behind the Rangers net that led to Taormina's drive from the left point that put New Jersey ahead 3-1 at 13:11.

Gilroy scored on the power play 1:06 into the third as the Rangers trimmed the Devils lead. Although he didn't get an assist, Sean Avery played an instrumental role by screening Hedberg from just outside the crease.

Rolston restored New Jersey's two-goal advantage at 4-2 with his tally at 5:36.

But the Rangers pulled even at 4 on power-play goals by Anisimov at 10:01 and Fedotenko, a blast from the top of the right circle, at 12:33 that sent the game into overtime.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:51
NJD
Ilya Kovalchuk (1) Snap shot - ASST: Zach Parise (1)
1 - 0 NJD
03:33
NYR
Ryan Callahan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (1), Todd White (1)
1 - 1 Tie
05:58
NJD
Andy Greene (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zach Parise (2), Chad Wiseman (1)
2 - 1 NJD
2nd Period
13:11
NJD
Matt Taormina (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ilya Kovalchuk (1), Zach Parise (3)
3 - 1 NJD
3rd Period
01:06
NYR
PPG - Matt Gilroy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael Del Zotto (1), Ruslan Fedotenko (2)
3 - 2 NJD
05:36
NJD
Brian Rolston (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andy Greene (1)
4 - 2 NJD
10:01
NYR
PPG - Artem Anisimov (1) Tip-in - ASST: Ryan Callahan (1), Michael Del Zotto (2)
4 - 3 NJD
12:33
NYR
PPG - Ruslan Fedotenko (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Gilroy (1), Michael Del Zotto (3)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
00:52
NYR
PPG - Michael Del Zotto (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Callahan (2), Tim Kennedy (1)
5 - 4 NYR
penalty summary
1st Period
17:16
NJD
Zach Parise  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Steve Eminger
2nd Period
02:18
NYR
Sean Avery served by Dane Byers  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ilya Kovalchuk
02:18
NYR
Sean Avery served by Dane Byers  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ilya Kovalchuk
02:18
NYR
Sean Avery  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
02:18
NYR
Pavel Valentenko  Interference  - 2 min against  David Clarkson
02:18
NJD
Ilya Kovalchuk  Roughing  - 2 min against  Sean Avery
04:22
NYR
Garnet Exelby  Roughing  - 2 min against  Zach Parise
19:26
NJD
Henrik Tallinder  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Sean Avery
3rd Period
02:35
NJD
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Kris Newbury
02:35
NYR
Kris Newbury  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
06:10
NYR
Alexei Semenov  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Alexander Vasyunov
09:35
NYR
Dane Byers  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  David Clarkson
09:35
NJD
David Clarkson  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Dane Byers
09:35
NJD
David Clarkson served by Alexander Vasyunov  Roughing  - 2 min against  Sean Avery
12:22
NJD
Andy Greene  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Ryan Callahan
16:40
NJD
Bryce Salvador  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Kris Newbury
16:40
NYR
Kris Newbury  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Bryce Salvador
19:08
NJD
David Clarkson  Holding  - 2 min against  Steve Eminger
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Henrik Lundqvist
SA: 29TOI: 60:34
GA: 4SV%: .862
Johan Hedberg
SA: 20TOI: 60:46
GA: 5SV%: .750