New York at New Jersey

    Rangers 5, Devils 4, (OT)


    NEWARK, N.J. -- Michael Del Zotto scored on the power play 52 seconds into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 5-4 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

    Del Zotto beat Johan Hedberg from the dot in the left circle to give the Rangers (2-0) a sweep of the home and home series with the Devils. Del Zotto also added three power-play assists in the third period.

    Henrik Lundqvist, seeing his first action of the preseason, stopped 25 shots for the Rangers.

    Ryan Callahan, Matt Gilroy, Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for New York.

    Zach Parise set up three goals but it wasn't enough as the Devils fell to 0-3 in the preseason, with every game going to overtime or a shootout.

    Ilya Kovalchuk, Andy Greene, Matt Taormina and Brian Rolston scored for the Devils.

    Parise set up both first-period goals as the Devils took a 2-1 lead.

    Kovalchuk struck first with his second goal in two games. The Devils' $100 million winger took a feed from Parise and picked the shortside on Lundqvist at 2:51.

    A wide-open Callahan pulled New York even at 3:33, converting a pass from Fedotenko who eluded Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder along the boards.

    Parise make the key play again, sliding the puck to defenseman Greene who beat Lundqvist from the high slot at 5:58.

    In the second, Parise did the dirty work to keep the puck alive behind the Rangers net that led to Taormina's drive from the left point that put New Jersey ahead 3-1 at 13:11.

    Gilroy scored on the power play 1:06 into the third as the Rangers trimmed the Devils lead. Although he didn't get an assist, Sean Avery played an instrumental role by screening Hedberg from just outside the crease.

    Rolston restored New Jersey's two-goal advantage at 4-2 with his tally at 5:36.

    But the Rangers pulled even at 4 on power-play goals by Anisimov at 10:01 and Fedotenko, a blast from the top of the right circle, at 12:33 that sent the game into overtime.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    2:51Ilya Kovalchuk - Assist: Zach Parise
    3:33Ryan Callahan - Assists: Ruslan Fedotenko and Todd White
    5:58Andy Greene - Assists: Zach Parise and Chad Wiseman
    2nd Period
    13:11Matt Taormina - Assists: Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise
    3rd Period
    1:06Power Play - Matt Gilroy - Assists: Michael Del Zotto and Ruslan Fedotenko
    5:36Brian Rolston - Assist: Andy Greene
    10:01Power Play - Artem Anisimov - Assists: Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto
    12:33Power Play - Ruslan Fedotenko - Assists: Matt Gilroy and Michael Del Zotto
    :52Power Play - Michael Del Zotto - Assists: Ryan Callahan and Tim Kennedy
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    17:16Zach Parise: cross-checking - minor
    2nd Period
    2:18Sean Avery: roughing - double-minor
    2:18Sean Avery: misconduct - misconduct
    2:18Pavel Valentenko: interference - minor
    2:18Ilya Kovalchuk: roughing - minor
    4:22Garnet Exelby: roughing - minor
    19:26Henrik Tallinder: cross-checking - minor
    3rd Period
    2:35Kris Newbury: high-sticking - minor
    2:35Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond: high-sticking - minor
    6:10Alexei Semenov: high-sticking - minor
    9:35Dane Byers: fighting - major
    9:35David Clarkson: roughing - minor
    9:35David Clarkson: fighting - major
    12:22Andy Greene: cross-checking - minor
    16:40Kris Newbury: fighting - major
    16:40Bryce Salvador: fighting - major
    19:08David Clarkson: holding - minor
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    New Jersey7139029
    Henrik Lundqvist 60:34254
    Johan Hedberg 60:46155
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    Referees - Paul Devorski, Chris Ciamaga
    Linesmen - Andy McElman, Brad Kovachik
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