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05-16-2012, 22:32
The Devils responded in Game 2 with a 3-2 win to tie the series at a game apiece. With the game tied at 2, New Jersey's David Clarkson deflected Bryce Salvador's shot 2:31 into the third period for the go-ahead goal. The Devils scored in the first period when Ilya Kovalchuk sniped one from the left circle to beat Henrik Lundqvist high glove side, although it was a laser Lundqvist had no shot to snag. The goal was assisted by defenseman Marek Zidlicky and captain Zach Parise, gave the Devils a 1-0 lead at 13:39. After trailing New Jersey by 1 in the second period, Defenseman Marc Staal was credited with the Rangers' first goal at 2:23; his shot deflected off Devils defenseman Salvador, then caromed off the end-boards before bouncing off Martin Brodeur's pads. the second goal came when Rangers rookie Chris Kreider deflected Anton Stralman's shot at 12:19. It seemed like the Rangers were it control but then a weak play by Rangers winger Marian Gaborik's casual clearing attempt allowed the Devils to keep the puck in the zone. Because of this miscue Devils fourth-liner Ryan Carter tipped in Salvador’s shot. It was all tied up at 2 heading to the 3rd period. With the game tied at 2, New Jersey's David Clarkson deflected Bryce Salvador's shot 2:31 into the third period for the go-ahead goal. This gave the Devils a 3-2 lead and they never looked back. The Rangers' loss marks the third time this postseason that the team squandered an opportunity to take a two-game series lead. This sets up two pivotal games at the Rock, games 3 & 4.

Next Game: Rangers at Devils, Game 3, Saturday at 1 p.m
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