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Rangers overcome slow start, heat up in 2nd period and rally past Devils 7-3 in Yankee Stadium

Sunday, 01.26.2014 / 4:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rangers overcome slow start, heat up in 2nd period and rally past Devils 7-3 in Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rick Nash scored for the fifth straight game, and the New York Rangers used a four-goal second period to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-3 on a cold and snowy Sunday outside at Yankee Stadium.

The Devils led 1-0 and 3-1 in the first, but New York got within one before intermission and then swarmed future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur.

After Dominic Moore and Marc Staal had goals in the first for the Rangers, Mats Zuccarello scored two straight to put New York ahead for the first time. Carl Hagelin and Nash found the net, too, behind the beleaguered Brodeur, who angrily swatted the puck away after one of the tallies.

Nash has seven goals in his streak and 18 this season.

Henrik Lundqvist, who sported stylish pinstriped pads for the occasion, stumbled through a difficult first but settled down and made 19 saves.

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