If one needed to know the differences between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers right now, you should have watched this game.
The Devils, who have been red hot lately rocking to first in their division and third the Eastern Conference playoffs, shut out the stumbling and bumbling Rangers 3-0 at the Prudential Center in Newark, Monday night.
In the second period, New Jersey opened the scoring as Bobby Holick scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists from Patrick Elias and former Ranger Brendon Shanahan. Later in the period, Zach Parise added his 31st goal of the season with a power play goal to make it 2-0.
Finally in the third period, Parise added one more for good measure. An empty netter made it 3-0 Devils as they rocked the Rock.
Scott Clemmensen got the win, shutting out the Broadway Blue Shirts; Clemmensen recored 27 saves on 27 shots on the evening.
The Devils improve to 34-17-3, while the Rangers fall to 29-20-5. The Rangers have lost five straight games.