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Devils Vs. Rangers, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: New Jersey Leads 2-0 After 1st Period

The New Jersey Devils lead the New York Rangers, 2-0, after the first period in Game 4 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night. The Devils have out shot the Rangers by a significant margin, 12 to seven.

Martin Brodeur is pitching a shutout, though he hasn't faced much pressure. Henrik Lundqvist had 36 saves in his Game 3 shutout. He has stopped 10 shots so far while letting in two goals.

Bryce Salvador scored his third goal of the postseason to put the Devils on the board. He had none during the regular season in 82 games played. Travis Zajac put the Devils up 2-0 at the 11:59 mark off an assist from Zach Parise.

Both teams are 0-for-1 on powerplay chances. Adam Henrique and Ryan McDonagh drew offsetting five-minute major penalties for fighting just before the midpoint of the period.

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