After New York’s Game 1 win, if you asked Rangers fans, it was going to be a short series. After David Clarkson led the Devils past the Rangers in Game Two, you’d likely get a similar answer from Devils fans.
1) David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils – With his game-winning goal on Wednesday night, Clarkson scored his third goal of the postseason, which isn’t that remarkable until you realize that every one of his three goals has been of the game-winning variety. Clarkson tipped in an Adam Henrique shot 2:31 into the third period to put the Devils up 3-2 against the Rangers. Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored the other two goals for New Jersey, who tied the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece. 2) Chris Kreider, New York Rangers – With his power-play tally on Wedensday night, Kreider tied a fairly obscure NHL record: “Most playoff goals scored in a single postseason by a player who has not yet skated in a regular season game.” If you followed that, you probably have a pretty good idea that there’s a decent chance for Kreider to break the record this postseason. Marc Staal scored New York’s other goal. 3) Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils – After being bested by Henrik Lundqvist in Game 1, it was clear that Brodeur wasn’t going to let it happen twice in a row. The future Hall-of-Famer stopped 23 of 25 shots for his ninth win of the postseason. It was also the eighth win of the postseason that Brodeur had given up two or fewer goals and the tenth game of the postseason that has seen Brodeur accomplish that feat.
Save of the Night
Speaking of Martin Brodeur, he made a Save of the Year candidate save for the second straight game.
Snipe of the Night
Ilya Kovalchuk did what he does best on Wednesday night with this shot, and that’s score goals.
The New Jersey Devils’ penalty box had a malfunction on Wednesday, which led to this light-hearted moment.