Metropolitan Division Preview: Devils

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Season Series

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2013-14 Season Series

  • Oct. 19 at Prudential Center
  • Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec. 7 at Madison Square Garden
  • Jan. 26 at Yankee Stadium
  • March 22 at Prudential Center

A Year Ago

The Rangers and Devils met for the first time during the 2013 truncated campaign on Feb. 5 in Newark, with the Devils walking away with a 3-1 win thanks in large part to the stellar play of Martin Brodeur, who was only beaten by a picture perfect wrist shot just inside the crossbar by rookie Chris Kreider. It was Kreider’s first NHL regular season goal after he notched five goals during the 2012 playoffs.

The Rangers extracted some revenge during the second matchup on March 19 at the Prudential Center. It was a back-and-forth affair with the teams trading a pair of goals each in the opening period. Rick Nash, though, beat Johan Hedberg in the second period to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.

The Blueshirts had their way with their cross-river rivals in the final two games of the season series, beginning on April 21 at Madison Square Garden. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the game — and later added another — while Derek Stepan and Taylor Pyatt each picked up tallies of their own. Henrik Lundqvist shut the Devils out for 53 minutes before allowing a goal in the third period, as the Blueshirts cruised to a 4-1 win.

Lundqvist didn’t have to wait long to finish what he started, as he and the Rangers shut the Devils out, 4-0, on April 27 in their regular season finale at MSG. Stepan and Callahan scored in the opening period while Nash picked up goals in both the second and third periods, as the Garden Faithful chanted for Brodeur, who was on the bench because Hedberg got the start in net.

The Rangers are 104-85-27-6 all-time against the New Jersey Devils.