Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 5/14/12
As expected, this was a low scoring game that was played along the boards. Both teams played an aggressive forecheck, but the Rangers were the ones able to capitalize off two Devils defensive miscues. The score was 3-0, but the game was a lot closer than the score. Henrik Lundqvist, who picked up the shutout, was the difference in this game. 1-0 Rangers, Girardi gives them the lead The ice at the Garden paid off for the Rangers, After a bouncing puck eludes Bryce Salvador, a hustling Chris Kreider picks it up after racing to it from the other side of the ice. With the Rangers changing, Dan Girardi isn’t picked up off the bench. Kreider holds the puck and spots the uncovered Girardi streaking off the bench. A soft pass to the point lets him skate into it and blast a slapper at full speed. Derek stepan creates the screen, and Martin Brodeur can’t see it. This goal happens because someone missed their assignment on Girardi. 2-0   Rangers, Kreider extends the lead This goal is real eas...
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