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October 05, 2009
Game 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.

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