Call it a power failure.
The New Jersey Devils went 0-for-5 with the man advantage in their 3-0 loss to the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday at the Prudential Center. New Jersey was able to generate only six shots in 10 minutes of power-play time.
"We generated some opportunities, some zone time, moved the puck around well," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. "I thought we created some real good looks on it. When their goalie's on like that, your goaltender is your best penalty killer, and I think that was the case tonight."
Unlike Game 2, in which Ilya Kovalchuk scored the opening goal with a man-advantage wrist shot on a play that began with the Devils left wing walking down the wall, the Rangers had a shadow follow the superstar all over the ice Saturday.
Kovalchuk played 9:54 of the Devils' 10 minutes of man-advantage time. He finished with eight shots -- six on goal -- in 24:57 of ice time.
"I think our (penalty kill) did a great job," ...