NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey native Brandon Crawley scored in his first exhibition game with the Rangers, who fell to the Devils, 2-1, Saturday night in Newark.
With the Rangers on the power play and down 1-0 early in the third period, Lias Andersson fed a cross ice pass to Crawley, who blasted a slap shot from the top of the circle through traffic and Cory Schneider for his first tally of the preseason.
"It was a pretty incredible experience to kind of get my first taste of NHL action," Crawley said after the game. "The end result wasn't what we wanted, but it was nice to get my feet wet. It felt pretty good."