To say the Rangers obtained what they deserved Thursday night time could be inaccurate, as a result of they deserved nothing in any respect.
However due to Henrik Lundqvist’s season-high 45 saves, 43 of which had been in regulation, the Rangers stole a degree on the Rock in a Four-Three shootout loss to the Devils.
Brian Boyle scored the decisive shootout aim, and it was a power-play aim by the ex-Ranger, who earlier than the season was recognized with continual myeloid leukemia, tied the sport up at Three at 11:54 of the third interval.
Kevin Hayes banked a shot from close to the left publish off Cory Schneider, giving the Rangers a most stunning Three-2 lead.
The Rangers had been extremely lucky to be main 2-1 after the primary interval, and it was downright miraculous the sport was tied 2-2 by 40 minutes after they had been outshot 23-Eight within the second interval.
And of all of the occasions for the Devils to get a deserved equalizer, it got here on a Ranger energy play when Kevin Shattenkirk turned the puck over within the impartial zone, permitting Blake Coleman to attain a shorthanded aim off the push at 16:24 of the second.
Lundqvist had 36 saves by two durations, 22 of which got here within the second. That was one shy of his career-high for saves in a interval; he made 23 saves throughout the first interval in Dallas on Nov. 21, 2013.
Former Ranger John Moore put New Jersey forward 1-Zero 7:22 into the sport on the workforce’s ninth shot. Lower than three minutes later, Jimmy Vesey jammed in a unfastened puck in entrance amid a mad scramble brought on by Ryan McDonagh’s shot from the left dot.
Nick Holden potted Chris Kreider’s rebound at 11:59 of the primary to present the Rangers a 2-1 lead earlier than chaos ensued within the second, the Devils quicker and sharper all around the ice and dominating possession with the Rangers’ on their heels.