Rangers Vs. Devils, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 2: David Clarkson Goal Gives New Jersey 3-2 Win

The New Jersey Devils evened their Eastern Conference Finals series with the New York Rangers on Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory at Madison Square Garden. David Clarkson scored the game-winner in the third period for New Jersey. Each team now has one win apiece as the series crosses the Hudson for a pair of games on the Devils' home ice.

Clarkson redirected a shot from Adam Henrique just two and a half minutes into the third period. Clarkson has a total of five career playoff goals; four of those goals are game-winners.

The Rangers came on strong after that goal. They put together some quality scoring chances and upped their own forecheck to try and even the score. It was no use, and Martin Brodeur held on in the third frame to preserve the win. Brodeur finished with 23 saves. Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves for the Rangers.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter also had goals for the Devils. Marc Staal and Chris Kreider had the Rangers' goals.

Game 3 of the series happens Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

For more on the Rangers please be sure to visit our blog Blueshirt Banter. For the Devils, please check out In Lou We Trust and for all the latest news and updates, stay right here on SB Nation New York.




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