NHL: Devils keep edge vs. Rangers as Brodeur registers 24 saves

2013-02-06T00:00:00Z NHL: Devils keep edge vs. Rangers as Brodeur registers 24 savesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

NEWARK, N.J. - David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern Conference finals.

The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers' number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur.

Rangers nemesis Adam Henrique ended that series with an overtime goal in Game 6, and he picked up right where he left off, scoring in five minutes after the opening faceoff to give the Devils a lead they would never lose. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have yet to jell despite adding scoring star Rick Nash.

• Penguins 4, Islanders 2: In Uniondale, N.Y., James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the Penguins then held on to beat New York.

• Flyers 2, Lightning 1: In Philadelphia, Tom Sestito had his first two goals in three years to lead the Flyers over Tampa Bay. Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves against the NHL's top-scoring team.

• Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2: In Columbus, Ohio, Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season, and Jonathan Quick had 18 saves to lead struggling Los Angeles.

• Flames 4, Red Wings 1: In Detroit, Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season and Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary past Detroit.

• Senators 4, Sabres 3: In Ottawa, Chris Neil scored in the second period and Craig Anderson made 20 saves as the Senators hung on for a win over Buffalo.

• Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2: In Washington, James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season, and Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career, leading Toronto over the slumping Capitals.

• Predators 6, Blues 1: In St. Louios, Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and Nashville broke out of a season-long scoring slump with three first-period goals on the way to a win over St. Louis.

• Jets 3, Panthers 2, OT: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bryan Little scored on a power play in overtime to lift the Jets to a win over Florida.

• Blackhawks 5, Sharks 3: In San Jose, Calif., Patrick Kane had two goals, including the decisive one that gave Chicago a 4-3 lead in the second period.

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