April 24, 2006R1 G2: Devils BEAT Rangers: 4-1 Dog Trick!
The New Jersey Devils beat the NY Rangers, 4-1 in New Jersey on
Monday, April 24, 2006 to take a 2-0 series lead. John Madden led the
Devils scoring with a hat trick, including 2 short-handed goals.
John Madden gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal
that beat Kevin Weekes at 7:47 of the first period. Brian Rafalski and
Jay Pandolfo assisted on Madden's first goal of the playoffs.
Brian Gionta increased the Devils lead with a power-play goal at
14:13. Gionta's first goal of the playoffs was assisted by Paul Martin
and Jamie Langenbrunner.
The Devils outshot the Rangers 8-5 and led 2-0 on the scoreboard
at the end of the first period.
John Madden was credited with his second short-handed goal of the
game when Sandis Ozolinsh knocked the puck over the goal line with 6 seconds
remaining in the second period. Jay Pandolfo assisted on Madden's
The Rangers outshot the Devils 9-7 in the second period, which
ended with the Devils leading, 3-0.
Blair Betts got the Rangers on the board when he beat Martin
Brodeur at 5:41 of the third period.
John Madden completed a hat trick at 12:46 of the third period to
give the Devils a 4-1 lead. Grant Marshall and Jay Pandolfo assisted on
Madden's third goal of the game.
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