Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 10/17/19

New Jersey Devils (1-4-2 4pts) vs New York Rangers (2-2-0 4pts)

 

Game Recap:

Tonight’s first matchup on the season renews the Hudson River rivalry between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. Each team features the top two draft picks in this years draft in number one overall pick and American born center man Jack Hughes (Devils), & Finnish winger Kappo Kakko (Rangers). However each team is on a different path early on in the season. The Rangers are off to a solid start with a 2-1-0 record while the Devils still remain winless. Unfortunately for the Devils, they are still having challenges with getting off to good starts to their games. The Rangers would score first as defenseman Tony D’Angelo would jump into the play and put a loose puck in of the net behind Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood. New Jersey would respond at the 12:58 mark tie up the game on a goal from Devils winger Blake Coleman. Coleman took a snap shot coming down the right wing side that went by Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev. The Hudson River rivals would end the first period deadlocked at 1-1.

The start to the second period went very well for the Devils as they cashed in on an early power play opportunity to take the lead as Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei would be called for interference. Devils winger Kyle Palmieri would score the teams first power play goal of the season after previously going 0-20 on the man advantage. New Jersey would strike again later on as they would get a goal from winger Miles Wood as he deflected the puck behind the Rangers goalie off his backside. Devils number one overall pick and rookie Jack Hughes would get his first point in the National Hockey League as he would assist on the play as the puck deflected off of his stick and onto Miles Wood for the goal. After two periods, the Devils would take a 3-1 lead going into the third period.

The New York Rangers would pull within one goal early in the third period as Jesper Fast would backhand a shot into the back of the net to pull the Rangers within one goal. The Devils moments later thought they would be back up by two goals however, the goal was waived off due to goalie interference. New Jersey would challenge the play and the referees would disagree and the call on the ice would stand. The Devils would be assessed a minor penalty for delay of game as their coaches challenge would be deemed incorrect. However, the Devils would wind up going back up by two goals over the Rangers as Nikita Gusev would pick up the puck off of a turnover and fire the puck into the back of the net to add onto the Devils lead. In the final minutes, the Devils would seal the deal and finally get their first victory on the season as PK Subban would notch his first goal as a Devil by firing the puck into the back of the empty net as the Rangers had an extra attacker on the ice. The New Jersey Devils would win by a final score of 5-2 over the New York Rangers.

 

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils

 

New York Rangers

 

First Period Highlights

 

Second Period Highlights

 

Third Period Highlights

 

Final Stats:     NJ-5     NYR-2

Shots:              38          31

Hits:                18          11

PP:                  1/7         0/6

Faceoffs:     43.9%    56.1%

 

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