scored a shorthanded game-winner, and Scott Gomez sparkled with three assists as the Blueshirts got off to a strong start in the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday evening, beating the Devils 4-1 at Newark's Prudential Center.
| Box Score THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. S. GOMEZ -- NYR
2. R. CALLAHAN -- NYR
3. J. MADDEN -- NJDNOTES
* Ryan Callahan
's goal was the first shorthanded playoff goal by a Ranger since the 1997 playoffs.
* Sean Avery
scored his second career playoff goal, matching his total from 10 games one year ago.
* Brendan Shanahan scored his 59th career postseason goal. He is fourth among active players in postseason goals.
* Paul Mara and LW Ryan Hollweg rejoined the Rangers' lineup after sitting out the regular-season finale.
* Henrik Lundqvist
made 26 saves, including point-blank stops against Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner.