Rangers Vs. Devils, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: New Jersey Ties Series With 3-2 Victory

The New Jersey Devils have stolen home-ice advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, with a dramatic 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of their series.

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.

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

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