Posted by: kristagolden | May 17, 2012

ECF: Devils-Rangers Game 2 wrapup

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers

3-1 Devils, series tied 1-1

Goals: Ilya Kovalchuck (New Jersey), Marc Staal and Chris Kreider (New York), Ryan Carter and David Clarkson (New Jersey)

Goalies: Martin Brodeur (23/25, .920); Henrik Lundqvist (24/27, .889)

Game Notes

– How about we start with three shots in a row for the Devils that didn’t go through.

– The Rangers were getting physical, and it seemed as though both teams were stifling each other on shots.

Ryan McDonagh tried for the wraparound, but Martin Brodeur was too smart for that and got the save.

– Nice power play goal from Ilya Kovalchuk, who knocked it over Henrik Lundqvist‘s shoulder high glove side to make it 1-0 Devils. After the goal former Thrasher Zach Bogosian praised Kovy via Twitter, and I wept into my Tater Tots.

Marc Staal tied it on the rebound as it bounced off Brodeur’s pad (it was originally credited to Derek Stepan). Yes, Marty Brodeur got an own goal:

– Brodeur then denied Carl Hagelin a goal and stopped Chris Kreider on a 2 on 1. Those were two of a number of saves he made, like this one:

– Right after Marty stopped the 2 on 1 from Rangers, Hank stopped Kovy in the same way.

– Actual notes I made: “OMG THE PENALTY BOX DOOR I CAN’T”:

– Kreider screened Brodeur on the PP as Anton Stralman rifled through the screen to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Then the goal was credited to Kreider from Stralman and Artem Anisimov.

– A nice little deflection by Ryan Carter off the one timer by Bryce Salvador tied the game.

David Clarkson parked his butt at the front of the net and deflected the puck very nicely under Hank’s blocker for the GWG.

Michael Del Zotto broke a TV camera:

Next Game

at New Jersey Devils

May 19

NBC

It’s a matinee game in Jersey this time. Will the Devils take the upper hand at home, or will the Rangers embarrass them?

– Krista


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