Devils defeat Rangers in final meeting of the season

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For the final time this season, the Rangers took on their Hudson River rivals in a matchup of two of the NHL’s cellar dwellers. Unfortunately for the boys in blue, it would be the home team pulling out the 4-2 victory at Prudential Center.

Brett Howden – The 21-year-old forward has been on a tear over the last week or so as he entered the contest with a three-game points streak. Howden had no plans of ending that streak as he got the Rangers on the board late in the first period. The Blueshirts came down 3v1 and Howden snapped the shot past Blackwood for his sixth goal of the season.

Howden, like many of his teammates, is looking to prove himself to the organization and show his full range of skills. If Howden can produce offensively, it’ll go a long way in determining where he’ll fit in David Quinn’s lineup.

Filip Chytil – The Rangers got the game knotted at two thanks to their 19-year-old Czech neophyte. With the Blueshirts on the power play, Vinni Lettieri had his shot stopped by Blackwood. The rebound bounced right to Chytil and he deposited the puck for his eleventh goal of the year.

Unfortunately for Chytil and the Rangers, the night would not end on a positive note for the youngster. With under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Chytil appeared to be favoring his shoulder after throwing a check along the half-wall. Hopefully, this won’t end Chytil’s season, as the rookie continues to develop in the NHL.

Fight Night At The Rock – The Rangers and Devils decided to take out their frustrations of missing the playoffs out on each other in this one, as Tony DeAngelo, Brendan Lemieux, and Lias Andersson all dropped the gloves.

Next Game: The Rangers return to MSG to face the Senators on Wednesday night. Puck drops at 730!


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