NHL: New Jersey 4, New York Rangers 3 (OT)

Dec. 7, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Eric Gelinas blasted a long slap shot past Henrik Lundqvist 1:15 into overtime Saturday, elevating the New Jersey Devils over the New York Rangers 4-3.

The Rangers surrendered an early 2-0 lead and were trailing 3-2 with 1:11 left in regulation when New Jersey's Travis Zajac sent the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game penalty.

On the ensuing power play, Chris Kreider backhanded a shot past Martin Brodeur with 22 seconds left to force overtime.

In the extra period, New York's Ryan Callahan was whistled for a high-sticking double-minor and Gelinas responded on the man-advantage by unleashing a 55-foot shot that eluded Lundqvist for the game-winner.

Michael Ryder, Zajac and Cam Janssen each scored and Brodeur finished with 21 saves as the Devils broke a three-game losing streak.

Mats Zuccarello supplied a goal and an assist and Brad Richards also scored for the Rangers, who dropped a third straight to New Jersey.

Lundqvist ended with 20 saves.

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