Originally written on Red Light District Hockey  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Tonight’s slate:
Rangers @ Devils, 1:00 ET, Game 3



#1 New York Rangers @ #6 New Jersey Devils

Game 3… 1:00 ET… TV: NBC, CBC


Series: Tied 1-1


Players to watch:
NYR-    Marian Gaborik

Gaborik was infamously benched in the third period after his blunder led to the game tying goal. He knows he needs to be better, as does the rest of his team. 
NJD-    Travis Zajac Zajac, as the team's top-line center, has been especially quiet during the first two games. Expect him to get on the score sheet while pivoting Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk. 


Projected starting goaltenders:

NYR-    Henrik Lundqvist (Playoff stats: 9-7, 1.66 GAA)

NJD-    Martin Brodeur (Playoff stats: 9-4, 2.05 GAA)


Injury report:

NYR-    Mats Zuccarello (wrist, out), Brandon Dubinsky (lower body, out), Michael Sauer (concussion, out) NJD-    Henrik Tallinder (blood clot, out), Jacob Josefson (wrist, out)
Game thoughts:

Following a lackluster effort in Game 2, the New York Rangers are hoping for a turnaround. They won Game 1 on the strength of a strong third period but at the end of Game 2 it became apparent that they were tired-- their passing was not very sharp, and neither was their overall effort. And now they will try to at least force a tie at the Prudential Center. 




On the other hand, the Devils are a team that currently control their own destiny. They won all five of their home games this postseason, and by all means look like the better team. Some timely scoring coupled with another solid effort by Martin Brodeur could give them the first lead of the series.


Can the Devils use home ice to their advantage? After Game 2, Brodeur commented that they were ready for anything, which should work to their advantage. My guess is they win this one before losing Game 4. 
Prediction: Devils 3, Rangers 1
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