Rangers Skate Past Devils, 7-3, in Bronx Matchup
After a one-hour delay due to sun glare and flurries that dusted Yankee Stadium, the NY Rangers scored four goals in the second period of Sunday’s game to defeat the NJ Devils, 7-3, during a showdown in the Bronx.
The historic matchup between the rival teams drew a crowd of more than 50,000 fans to Yankee Stadium for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. In an ice rink situated on the infield of the stadium, the Devils were the first to score, skating to a 3-1 lead in the first period of the game.
The showdown pitted New Jersey’s goaltender Martin Brodeur against Henrik Lundqvist. The 10 total goals scored by the two teams tied an NHL record for most in an outdoor game, according to Yahoo Sports.
“Only 52 seconds after the Devils went up by two goals, Marc Staal fired a shot from the side boards that squeaked through Brodeur’s pads and into the net to make it a one-goal game,” Yahoo Sports reported. “The second period would be dominated by the Rangers and change the game for good.”