Devils Thump Rival Rangers in Newark
David Clarkson and Ryan Carter scored 1:54 apart early in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils’ slumbering offense broke out in a 4-1 victory over the NHL-leading New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Clarkson tipped Petr Sykora’s hard drive past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist at 2:27 to give the Devils their second lead of the game, and Carter pushed New Jersey ahead by two at 4:21. Carter, who has three goals this season, hadn’t scored since Nov. 19 — a 37-game drought.
Carter also fought Brandon Dubinsky in the first period, a bout that knocked the Rangers forward out of the game with a hand injury. Ilya Kovalchuk also had a goal, and Patrik Elias made it 4-1 by scoring into an empty net with 1:53 left.
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