New York Gets Big Victory In the Standings In Highest Scoring Outdoor Game

By Steven Carollo
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

When you think of a game featuring the New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils you usually assume a hard fought, low scoring, defensive game that will end in a 2-1 or 3-2 score. Well, try 7-3.

Yes, the Rangers defeated the Devils in one of the weirdest, highest scoring Rangers/Devils games I have ever seen and how fitting that it was played outdoors in Yankee Stadium.

Weird because not only were there a total of 10 goals scored, but the Rangers were down 3-1 and then completely took over the game starting at the end of the first period and then carrying that momentum throughout the second and third periods by scoring six unanswered goals.

And even though 10 total goals were scored, both goaltenders did not play all that bad. Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers struggled in the first, where he gave up all three goals, and then shut down the door in the final two periods. As for Martin Brodeur of the Devils, he gave up six goals, the most he has ever surrendered against the Rangers in his entire career. Most of the Rangers’ goals were scored on odd man rushes, bad turnovers by the Devils’ defense and a few weird deflections. The bottom line is that neither goaltender was on their game, but also did not play as bad as the 7-3 score suggests.

All in all, this was a fun game to watch and I’m sure to be at for all fans, but especially Rangers fans, as New York was able to beat the Devils for the first time this season. Not only was this win big to end the Rangers’ losing streak against the Devils, and two-game losing streak overall, but also it gave the Rangers a huge two points in the standings in a very tight Metropolitan division.

Steven Carollo is a New York Rangers and sports writer for Follow him on Twitter, add him on Facebook, connect with him on LinkedIn and join his Google network.

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