It didn't take long for the Rangers to tie it in the second period. Wojtek Wolski beat Brodeur during a 2-on-1 with a quick, accurate shot to the stick side at 1:52.
Ryan McDonagh's first NHL goal gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with 8:01 remaining in the second. The rookie defenseman skated down from the blue line, corralled a pass from Vinny Prospal from behind the net and whipped a wrister over Brodeur's catching glove.
Brandon Prust made it 4-2 with 3:54 left in the second period when he banged home a big rebound off a Brandon Dubinsky shot. The puck slid on under Brodeur, who had allowed four goals on 15 shots to that point.
Shots were 11-10 Devils in the third period.
Should the score hold, the Hurricanes will have to beat the Lightning to reach the postseason. They can win in regulation, overtime or shootout. It doesn't matter how they do it.
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