NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Tuesday, November 14th
(All times eastern)
New Jersey Devils (10-5-1) at New York Rangers (9-7-1), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The surging New Jersey Devils try to win their fifth
consecutive game tonight when they visit the New York Rangers at Madison
The Devils have won six of their last seven games overall, including
Saturday's 4-2 decision over Florida in the finale of a three-match homestand.
Patrik Elias and Sergei Brylin each scored a goal and assisted on another to
spearhead the effort.
Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored for the Devils, while Martin
Brodeur made 18 saves in the victory.
Elias ended a five-game personal goal-scoring drought, and netted just his
third tally of the season.
The Devils' power play came through in a big way Saturday, going 3-for-7 with
New Jersey, which is 3-4-0 on the road, will host Ottawa on Friday.
New York, meanwhile, is 2-1-1 in its last four games. On Saturday the Rangers
dropped a 3-1 tilt in Washington, as Olaf Kolzig made 41 saves -- 20 in the
third period -- to lift the Capitals.
Michael Nylander scored the lone goal for the Blueshirts and Henrik Lundqvist
made 25 saves in defeat.
Nylander has chipped in four goals in the last four games, and has four
tallies and six assists during a six-game points streak.
New York, which is two points behind the first-place Devils in the Atlantic
Division, will visit Carolina on Wednesday.
The Rangers topped the Devs, 4-2, on October 16 at MSG an have won five of the
last eight meetings.
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