Ilya Kovalchuk got the scoring going with a power-play goal at the 13:39 mark of the first, one of eight shots the Devils put on net at Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Kovalchuk's goal was assisted by Marek Zidlicky and Zach Parise.
The Rangers are leading in many of the major team statistical categories, with three giveaways, two takeaways and nine faceoffs won. But they've been unable to get any legitimate scoring opportunities aimed at Devils goalie Martin Brodeur due to limited time spent in the offensive zone.
Both teams have logged four penalty minutes.