Rangers Vs. Devils, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: New Jersey Holds 1-0 Lead After First Period

After one period of play, the New Jersey Devils lead the New York Rangers 1-0 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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.

For more on this series, check in with SB Nation's Devils blog In Lou We Trust and for the New York perspective, Blueshirt Banter.

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