Ryan Carter Goal Ties Score, Gives Devils Boost Heading Into Third Period

What a huge, huge goal for the New Jersey Devils. It had seemed like the game was slipping away in the same way that Game 1 had slipped out of their grasp, but with less than two minutes to go in the second period of Game 2, their fourth line came up huge and tied the score at two goals apiece.

Ryan Carter did a great job to get his stick on the Bryce Salvador point shot, redirecting it back toward the Rangers goal and on Henrik Lundqvist. The New York goaltender got a piece of it, but it's possible that Travis Zajac may have disrupted his vision a bit, and after the puck hit him, it snuck its way into the back of the net.

Through two periods, the teams have each gone through spurts of extremely solid play in the game, but neither has really been able to take control. The Rangers can take a big series lead with a solid third period, and the Devils really need the win to avoid going into a deep hole heading into Game 3. Just as was the case in Game 1, whoever wins the third period will have a big edge heading into Saturday's game.

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