The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils are deadlocked at 0-0 through the first period of Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The two teams have played to a standstill. The Rangers have outshot the Devils, eight to six.
With 2:07 left to play in the period, Patrik Elias took a puck to the face off the stick of Ryan Callahan, leading to a bloody nose. Elias left the game but stayed on the bench rather than head to the locker room.