Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/18/14

In a minor act of revenge, Devils 2012 first round pick Stefan Matteau, son of Rangers 1994 hero Stephane Matteau, scored the game winner in overtime on a wrap around attempt from behind the net to give New Jersey the 2-1 overtime win over the cross river rival New York Rangers in each teams' first preseason game at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Matteau swooped in to intercept the pass behind the net, swept the puck in front to score the goal against Rangers goaltending prospect Scott Stacjer (28 saves) as Devils television analyist Chico Resch could be heard sceaming "Matteau, Matteau, Matteau" from the press box.

"It may not be Game 7 of the Eastern Conference but it gave me a lot of closure tonight," said Martin Brodeur, who made 15 saves in one and a half periods of action.

In another nostalgic moment, Rangers head coach John Tortorella began the game with a line of Aaron Asham, Stu Bickel and Mike Rupp, which was quickly responded to by Devils head coach Pete DeBoer, who sent out David Clarkson, Ryan Clark and Cam Janssen.

And as was the case six months earlier, a nasty line brawl ensued resulting in the three Rangers players pounding their Devils combatant into submission. While the two coaches had to be physically restrained by the assistant coaches and players on the bench.

"I wanted to send a message right away that we weren't happy with the way last season ended," Tortorella exclaimed. "


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