Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/20/12
Derek Stepan and Brandon Dubinsky collected a goal and an assist apiece and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 20 shots as host New York won a physical contest over the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Monday to secure a postseason berth.Mats Zuccarello scored for the second time in as many games and All-Star defenseman Dan Girardi also tallied for the Rangers, who split the six-game season series (3-3-0) and pulled three points ahead of idle Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division.The rivals didn't waste time renewing acquaintances as three fights erupted simultaneously three seconds into the contest. With New Jersey defenseman Bryce Salvador receiving a 10-minute misconduct for trying to pull Stu Bickell off a bloodied Ryan Carter, a total of 40 minutes of penalties were distributed.After Patrik Elias trimmed the Rangers' lead to 2-1 at 5:03 of the second period with a sharp-angle shot, Zuccarello regained the two-goal advantage exactly 2 1/2 minutes later by cle...
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