Devils get best of Rangers with power-play goal in OT

Updated: December 7, 2013

New York, NY ( – Eric Gelinas potted a power-play goal 1:15
into overtime that lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the New
York Rangers on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

New Jersey trailed 2-0 early in the second, but ripped off three straight
goals to jump in front before Chris Kreider scored on a power play with 21.3
seconds left in regulation to bring the Rangers even.

New York’s Ryan Callahan took a high-sticking double-minor 1:02 into the extra
session, and Gelinas lit the lamp with a blast from the top of the right
circle just 13 seconds into the man advantage.

Michael Ryder, Travis Zajac and Cam Janssen each scored once, while Martin
Brodeur posted 21 saves for the Devils, who snapped a three-game slide.

Mats Zuccarello notched a goal and an assist and Brad Richards scored once for
the Rangers, who have lost all three meetings with New Jersey this season.

Henrik Lundqvist allowed all four goals on 24 shots in defeat.

Ryder gave the Devils their first lead of the game with 4:04 left in the third
when he capped a string of three straight New Jersey goals with a stellar
individual effort. He danced around a defender at the New York blue line
before skating into the circle and slipping a shot through Lundqvist’s five-
hole to make it 3-2.

However, after Zajac was whistled for delay of game with 1:11 on the clock,
Lundqvist left the New York net to give the Rangers a 6-on-4 advantage and
Kreider backhanded a rebound into the back of the net off a Callahan shot to
send the game to overtime.

Richards got the Rangers on the board 3:32 into the game when he beat Brodeur
to the short side from the left circle off a 2-on-1 rush and Zuccarello
doubled the lead 57 seconds into the second when he pounded home a long
rebound from the left circle.

Janssen’s rebound tally at 6:02 of the second brought the Devils within one
before Zajac tied the game just under six minutes into the third when he
recovered the disc on the low right side and lifted the puck high over

Game Notes

Richards extended his point streak to six games … New York dropped to 5-7-0
at home this season … New Jersey’s Tim Sestito and Jaromir Jagr each
registered two assists … Callahan notched two assists for the Rangers …
New Jersey went 1-for-3 on the power play, while New York finished 1-for-4.