October 05, 2009Game 2: Rangers Deal Devils 2-3 Loss
The New Jersey Devils lost their second straight game at home on
Monday, October 5, 2009. The 2-3 loss to the New York Rangers gives the
Devils an 0-2 start to the season.
Rob Niedermayer gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with a goal that beat
Henrik Lundqvist just 1:10 into the first period. Niedermayer's first
goal of the season was assisted by Jay Pandolfo and David Clarkson.
The Rangers tied the game at 6:31 with a power-play goal from
Michael Del Zotto.
Travis Zajac gave the Devils a lead again with a power-play goal
at 10:52. David Clarkson and Zach Parise assisted on Zajac's fisrt goal
of the season.
Ales Kotalik tied the game, 2-2, with a goal that beat Martin
Brodeur at 16:23.
The first period ended with the teams tied, 2-2. The
Devils outshot the Ranger 9-7 in the period.
Matt Gilroy scored for New York at 17:50 of the second period to
give the Rangers a 3-2 lead. There was no other scoring in the period,
in which the shots were even, 12-12.
Neither team scored in the third period. The Rangers
outshot the Devils 7-6 in the period.