Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Game Two -- New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers -- May 16, 2012

If you're a fan of the New Jersey Devils you probably are wondering if there is not perhaps a curse on those that cross the Hudson River to play at Madison Square Garden, despite two periods of total domination over the Blueshirts in game one, the Devils still find themselves one game down in their Eastern Final with the neighbours across the river.

A third period surge by the Rangers, wiped the gains of the Devils of the first two periods, unable to crack Henrik Lundqvist for three periods, the Devils left game  one down three goals, still frustrated in the Gardens after all these years.

The Rangers who looked tired and very inconsistent in the first two periods, found a bit of an extra step in the third, an early goal breaking the logjam but 53 seconds into the final frame and that as things would turn out would be more than enough, though they added two more for good measure.

The Devils can take a moral victory from their work of game one, in the first forty minutes they looked very solid, a team with a mission and looking to take an early lead in the series.  Yet, as they seem to have done through the playoffs, the Rangers found the way to win.

The moral victory may be nice when they discuss level of play and intensity, but it doesn't count when it comes to the first team to four wins, the Rangers have the lead in that category after one game and will be looking to add to the margin tonight.

Game Two-- New Jersey Devils 3 at New York Rangers 2

The series is tied at 1 game each

Preview and Reviews


New York Post-- Day after, Rangers coach defends decision to sit Gaborik
New York Post-- Rangers lose to Devils in Game 2; series tied
New York Post-- Rangers coach won't open up after team gets shut down
New York Post-- Rangers goalie caught in traffic in front of net
New York Post-- Rangers score twice on power play
New York Post-- Rangers block fewer shots in loss
New York Post-- Devils push back vs. Rangers' tough play
New York Post-- Clarkson comes through for Devils again
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers suffer another Game 2 letdown during 3-2 loss
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers look tired in Game 2 loss to NJ Devils
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' Marian Gaborik fails to clear zone...
NY Daily News-- After NJ Devils' 3-2 win over NY Rangers
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils' David Clarkson tips in game-winning goal ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Newark Police boost Prudential Center security ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Pete DeBoer happy to return to Prudential Center...
Newark Star Ledger-- Who is on your 'all-playoff team'?
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' aggressive defence making a difference in playoff run
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils now looking for tips and deflections against Rangers
Newark Star Ledger-- Familiar pattern emerges for Rangers
Globe and Mail-- The loveable New Jersey Devils? You bet
National Post-- Rangers coach John Tortorella is a man of few words
National Post-- Backup goaltender Martin Biron carves out role with Rangers


New York Post-- Rangers rely on defence heading into Game 2 vs. Devils
New York Post-- Devils clarify Brodeur's 'hurt a few' Rangers talk
New York Post-- Devils coach likely to reunite, Parise, Kovalchuk on line
New York Post-- Devils try to block out loss to Rangers
New York Post-- Devils deny they'll shoot at Rangers on purpose
New York Post-- Rangers need to block out Devils' desperate ideas
New York Post-- Broadway hat a hit for Rangers
New York Post-- Devils forward Sykora facing former Rangers team
New York Post-- Devils trying to keep Rangers fans out of the Rock
New York Post-- Rangers, Devils turn toward Game 2
NY Daily News-- Chris Kreider skates from Boston College right into ...
NY Daily News-- Trade for Ryan McDonagh looks like steal for NY Rangers ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers hope third time is charm in Game 2 ...
NY Daily News-- NY Giants lineman Justin Tuck becomes the leader of NY Rangers bandwagon
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' enforcer Mike Rupp has seen both sides of ....
Newark Star Ledger-- Happy to have Doc Emrick back on the broadcast?
Newark Star Ledger-- Looking to get shots through, Peter Harrold will replace Adam Larsson
Newark Star Ledger-- Henrik Tallinder could play in these playoffs
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' line changes geared to create more offence
Newark Star Ledger-- Zach Parise on top line with Ilya Kovalchuk, Travis Zajac
Newark Star Ledger-- My switch from NY Rangers fan to NJ Devils Fan
Newark Star Ledger-- What are your thoughts on John Tortorella?
Newark Star Ledger-- Injuries melded Rangers defensive combo of McDonagh and Girardi
Globe and Mail-- Makeshift defence pair turns into gem for Rangers
Globe and Mail--  Devils vow to be better in Game 2
National Post-- Rangers' Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh more than just shot blockers
National Post-- Shot blocking is taking over NHL playoffs

Previous items on this series

Game One

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