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By Kristin Tullo (K_Tullo)
The last time these two teams met on February 5th, the New Jersey Devils had a 4-1-3 record and were sitting atop the Eastern Conference while their rival New York Rangers had won just three of their first seven. Now with more than twenty games played by each team since then, the Devils and Rangers meet again with things looking a little differently, as both teams compete for the eighth place spot in the East. Playing in arguable the most important game so far this season, both teams could find tonight’s match up as a pivotal moment which will either help propel them into a steady hold on a playoff spot or push them down to the rest of the pack where teams consistently fall in and out of playoff contention.
Johan Hedberg will play for his sixth win of the season since becoming the starting goalie for New Jersey and has been looking more confident in goal since the six-game losing streak New Jersey...