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NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils looks on against the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern Conference finals. The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers' number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur. Rangers nemeses Adam Henrique ended that series with an overtime goal in Game 6, and he picked up right where he left off, scoring in close five minutes after the opening faceoff to give the Devils a lead they would never lose. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have yet to jell this season despite adding scoring star Rick Nash. Henrik Lundqvist had 19 saves. Nash was at the center of the Rangers' futility in a game where they failed on four first-period power plays and fell behind 2-0. Nash had a chance less than a minute before Henrique gave New Jersey the lead. He broke in on Brodeur ...
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