Rangers Defeat Devils 3-0, Take a 2-1 Series Lead

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Henrik Lundqvist continued his stellar play against the Devils in this series on Saturday afternoon shutting out the Devils to take the lead in the series.

Mimicking his performance from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Henrik Lundqvist backstopped the New York Rangers to a 3-0 victory over the Devils Saturday afternoon to take a 2-1 series lead in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals.

John Tortorella had this to say about his star goalie:

“It’s a bit of our personality,” Tortorella said. “I think Henrik, I’ve always said that about him, that’s a bit of who we are. I think Henrik displays that, how he does compete. He’s a great competitor as far as his preparation and as far as what he does for this hockey club.”

Chris Kreider continued his stellar play in the New York lineup with a goal on a deflection that beat Martin Brodeur shortly after Dan Girardi put a Power Play goal in the back of the net from Brad Richards. Ryan McDonaugh and Ryan Callahan had the assists on the Kreider goal. Callahan followed up the assist by tossing a puck into the empty net to end any hope of a New Jersey comeback with Brian Boyle and Ruslan Fedotenko drawing the assists on that one.

The Devils has 36 shots on goal in the effort to the Rangers’ 22 but, could not solve Lundqvist with any of their shots even with 5 Power Play opportunities.

The 2 teams will be back at it in New Jersey Monday night at 8PM Eastern.

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