Brodeur saw his first action of the preseason, and the rust was evident.
Betts beat him with a backhander at 4:01. Hall intercepted Brodeur's weak clearing pass from behind the net and banked a shot in off the goalie at 7:50 as he scrambled to get back into position. Dubinsky gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead with a shot from the top of the left circle.
It was the first exhibition game for the Rangers. The Devils, who swept New York in the first round of last season's playoffs, fell to 1-1 in the preseason.