David Clarkson's crafty deflection goal three minutes into the final period gave the Devils the lead and served as the game winner. Clarkson's third game-winner of the playoffs tied the series at one game apiece as the two teams travel across the Hudson River for Games 3 and 4.
The Rangers have now lost Game 2 in all three rounds in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the first period off an Ilya Kovalchuk power-play goal, the Rangers clawed their way back during the second period, taking a 2-1 lead on goals from Marc Staal and Chris Kreider. But the Devils responded with the period coming to a close, as Ryan Carter tied it with a goal of his own.
The Devils' Martin Brodeur and the Rangers' Henrik Lundvqist had 23 and 24 saves, respectively.
Game 3 will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Newark.