NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils fall to the New York Rangers 4-0. The Devils were unable to capitalize on any of their eight chances on the power play, while the Rangers had one power play goal and two shorthanded goals.
"It was a huge special teams game, and their power play got one on limited number of chances, and we got zero and then outscored by two" said Taylor Hall. "It's unacceptable."
With 7:15 left in the first period, the Rangers opened the scoring with a power play goal. Adam Fox beat Mackenzie Blackwood on a cross-ice feed from Kappo Kakko.
The Devils had a man advantage four times in the second period, but were unable to convert on any opportunity.
After a double-minor for highsticking in the final 33 seconds of the second period, the Devils went into the final frame on a powerplay down by a goal.
Just under three minutes into the final period, the Rangers scored shorthanded to double their lead.
Shortly after, multiple fights broke out and with it came multiple penalties. Both teams received five minutes for fighting, and an extra five minutes for boarding went against the Rangers. The Rangers got their third goal of the night, second shorthanded, at 14:08.
The Rangers scored an empty net goal with just under three minutes left in the game to make the score 4-0.
The Devils have struggled to build momentum after wins this season.
"It was a good opportunity for us to try to take a step forward again, and we're unable to capitalize and grab a win" said Blackwood.
The Devils finish 0/8 on the power play. The Rangers were 1/2 with two shorthanded goals.
Blackwood finished with 44 saves on 48 shots in net.