Rangers Vs. Devils, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 2: New Jersey Leads 1-0 At 1st Intermission On Ilya Kovalchuk Goal

The New Jersey Devils have a 1-0 lead over the New York Rangers after one period of play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

New Jersey has outshot the Rangers by an eight-to-five margin, though the shots on goal do not tell the story of a Devils teams controlling the offensive zone.

The Devils scored their first goal of the series on a power play with just under seven minutes left to play in the first period. Working an aggressive forecheck, the Devils pulled all four Rangers skaters into the corner and drew the attention of goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

Standing alone between the circles was Ilya Kovalchuk, who scored the easy goal with a snap of the wrist, as you can see in the video below.

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