(headline by @TheProgramBTR)
Three stars of the game:
3rd star: Bryce Salvador (2 assists, 23:37 ice time)
2nd star: Chris Kreider (Rangers – 1 goal)
1st star: David Clarkson (Game-winning goal, 3 shots)
“Every goal he scores is a game winner. I hope he can get 7 more.” Those were the words of Ilya Kovalchuk in his postgame interview at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. He was referring to David Clarkson’s third period goal that held up as the game-winning goal that tied the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece after dropping Game 1 on Monday night. The Devils got the job done, winning 3-2, and will make the short trip across the Hudson River before Saturday’s Game 3 against the Rangers.