New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers
(Rangers lead series 2-1)
With the New York Rangers having a two games to none series advantage, the New Jersey Devils are hoping to get back into the thick of things with a victory in game three as Akira Schmid takes the reigns in goal tonight, instead of Vitek Vanecek. The first period was a quiet one with no goals put up on the scoreboard. New Jersey did lead in shots on goal with nothing to show for it just like their rival Rangers. It would be tied 0-0 going into the intermission.
Period two is where the scoring began as the Rangers would get on the board first thanks to a goal from Chris Kreider, he blasted a shot from a feed by Mika Zibanejad for a 1-0 lead. About seven minutes later, Jack Hughes tied the game for New Jersey on the power play as a fired a shot from the face off circle. After two periods, the scores would be tied up 1–1.
For the final frame of regulation, it would remain scoreless despite the Devils and Rangers hoping to avoid overtime. However, that’s where the game headed with the score being tied 1-1. Dougie Hamilton would be the overtime hero for the New Jersey Devils at the 11:36 mark. Hamilton would receive a twister esque pass from Jesper Bratt to the right face off circle and then fire it upstairs to beat Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin to give the Devils a 2-1 victory and get them back in the series after losing the first two games at home. New Jersey looks to tie up the series at two on Monday night as the series reconvenes at Madison Square Garden in New York.
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
*No goals scored
GOAL (NYR) 3:39- Chris Kreider (Mika Zabanejad, Patrick Kane)
Power Play GOAL (NJ) 10:37- Jack Hughes (Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt)
*No goals scored
GOAL (NJ) 11:36- Dougie Hamilton (Jesper Bratt, Nico Hischier)
Next Up: (Game 4) New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers, Monday 4/24/23 7:00pm EST
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