Rangers Rule in 3-1 Victory over Devils

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (22-14-2) had much to celebrate this 2010 season, one of those things included a 3-1 victory over their rivals the New Jersey Devils (9-25-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night.

New Jersey was able to get on the board first thanks to a Travis Zajac (5) wrist shot at the 6:31 mark of the first period for the early 1-0 lead. The Rangers responded on a Brian Boyle (14) snap shot at the 7:18 mark to tie the game up at 1-1.

The Rangers would continue their positive offensive momentum, when Michal Rozsival (3) tallied a snap shot at the 13:22 mark to give the Blueshirts the 2-1 lead. New York would go on to add to their lead in the third period when Brandon Dubinsky (16) was able to cash in on an empty net opportunity at the 19:54 mark to ice the victory for the Rangers.

In the cage for the Rangers was Henrik Lundqvist, who eared the first star of the night by making 43 saves. Meanwhile on the other side of the ice Devils keeper Martin Brodeur made 23 saves.

For the Rangers they will be ringing in the New Year in Tampa Bay, as they face-off with the Lightning. With the puck dropping a 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night. The Devils , who now stand in last place in the Eastern Conference will host the Atlanta Thrashers for a 5:00 p.m. face-off on Friday night.