Rangers miss chance to move up standings with OT loss to Devils

Rangers miss chance to move up standings with OT loss to Devils

With the No. 2 spot within the Metropolitan Division on the road, the Rangers missed a possibility.

The Devils scored twice within the third interval to power time beyond regulation earlier than Damon Severson scored 2:47 into the additional interval handy the Rangers a 4-3 loss Saturday afternoon on the Prudential Middle, which stored New Jersey’s maintain on their place within the standings and stored the Rangers at an arm’s distance.

Whereas the Rangers have labored towards turning their season round up to now month or so, the Devils have been in a downward spiral after piecing collectively probably the greatest begins within the NHL. Their win on Saturday, nonetheless, ended an eight-game dropping streak at The Rock and will show to be a important two factors down the road.

Going through the Devils for the third time this season, Igor Shesterkin was sharp for a majority of the sport. The Rangers’ recently-named All-Star stopped 35 of the 38 photographs he confronted within the loss, which dropped his document to 18-6-6 and the staff’s to 22-12-7.

The Devils rejoice their 4-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.Getty Photographs

It was, after all, Jack Hughes who stored the Devils within the recreation with two targets that prolonged his scoring streak to 5 straight contests. His first reduce the Rangers’ lead 2-1 at 9:24 of the second interval, when Hughes intercepted Barclay Goodrow’s go again to the Rangers zone earlier than splitting two defensemen, Braden Schneider and Ben Harpur, for the Devils’ first shot of the day that beat Shesterkin.

After Chris Kreider cleaned up a rebound off Ok’Andre Miller’s drive to the online later within the center body, Jesper Bratt scored a power-play objective for the Devils roughly 8 ½ minutes into the third to make it a one-goal recreation as soon as once more and maintain his staff aggressive.

Rangers heart Mika Zibanejad (93) passes the puck by Devils defenseman Ryan Graves on Saturday.Invoice Kostroun

Chris Kreider scores a objective for the Rangers throughout their 4-3 OT loss to the Devils on Satuday.Invoice Kostroun

Hughes got here up huge as soon as once more when the Devils’ shot from the purpose ricocheted proper to Hughes, who buried it to knot the sport at three-all with 9:28 left in regulation.

Taking a stellar chip go from Alexis Lafreniere, Jimmy Vesey confirmed some endurance and puck management earlier than beating Devils goalie Vitek Vanecek to open the scoring 1:34 into the primary interval. The objective counted as Vesey’s seventh of the season, whereas Lafreniere earned his first level since he was a wholesome scratch on the finish of final month.

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