2012 Eastern Conference Finals: Rangers Vs. Devils - Another Swing Game
Despite trailing 3-2 in the dying minutes of game 2, the New York Rangers left one of their best offensive weapons on the bench. Why was Marian Gaborik kept off the ice, and is this a sign that John Tortorella was sending a message to his players?
The New Jersey Devils tied up the Eastern Conference Finals series 1-1 with the New York Rangers with a 3-2 win in Game 2. This post recaps the win by discussing all three goals, special teams, goaltenders, and possession.
Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best goaltenders in the world and he shutout the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I looked at the goals scored on him in the playoffs by the Senators and Capitals and have some suggestions on how the Devils can beat him.
2012 Eastern Conference Finals: Rangers Vs. Devils - Rangers Looking For First 2-0 Lead This Postseason
|- 1, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Ilya Kovalchuk (6), from Marek Zidlicky and Zach Parise at 13:39. Penalties - Carl Hagelin, NY Rangers (Holding), 5:38; Patrik Elias, New Jersey (Roughing), 10:13; Brian Boyle, NY Rangers (Slashing), 13:02.|
|- 2, NY Rangers Power-Play Goal - Marc Staal (3), from Brad Richards and Dan Girardi at 2:23. 3, NY Rangers Power-Play Goal - Chris Kreider (4), from Anton Stralman and Artem Anisimov at 12:19. 4, New Jersey Goal - Ryan Carter (2), from Bryce Salvador and Steve Bernier at 18:09. Penalties - Alexei Ponikarovsky, New Jersey (Interference), :48; Travis Zajac, New Jersey (Interference), 10:32.|
|- 5, New Jersey Goal - David Clarkson (3), from Adam Henrique and Bryce Salvador at 2:31. Penalties - Steve Bernier, New Jersey (Interference), 3:49; Artem Anisimov, NY Rangers (Hooking), 12:02.|