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Devils lose to Rangers, Volchenkov leaves with lower-body injury

Mar 22, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

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The bad news was double for the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

The Devils fell to their rivals, the New York Rangers, by a final score of 2-0, so they were unable to make up any ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Devils remain 11th in the conference.

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov left the game and did not return because of a lower-body injury, the club announced via Twitter.

His final shift came in the early stages of the second period.

For the Rangers, the win helps them keep pace with the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division. They remain one point of Philadelphia, which also had a big win today over the St. Louis Blues.

  1. ajg314 - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Really happy with the play of Diaz tonight. I hope he sticks.

    • Peter - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

      RIP Devils. The season was bad in the begging. It was dull in the middle. And in the end, very painful. The Rangers put the devils out of their misery. I hope that Lou wakes up and does more than sign Ruutu in off season. Felines deserves a chance. Volchenkov and Fayne are terrible. The 4th line is horrible. Zubrus, Gionta and DeBoring were complete busts.

      • Peter - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

        Gelinas deserves better. The beginning of the season was a disaster.

  2. nashernation - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    The defensive effort was an A+ tonight.. Diaz was solid defensively and showed great passing on the power play. Nasher is peaking at the right time. Outstanding all around win for the Blue Shirts.

    • tomas3345 - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      happy for nash, hopefully in the playoffs and next season he can show us that he is worth the amount of money put into him

  3. crazemastercraze - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    For the devils: a whole bunch of puck cycling in the rangers zone…..and that was about it

  4. 950003cups - Mar 23, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    Complete bunch of losers led by a loser captain coached by a loser coach and managed by an old stubborn moron who thinks he’s still a top GM. Fact is, Lou Lamoriello better retire or get fired ASAP. He sucks. I’ve been saying it for a whole now. Everyone has noticed he sucks. His moves are a complete fail. Also everyone seems to wanna “go home” when they play under that senile idiot.

  5. bleedrangerblue - Mar 23, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Diaz needs to stay in the lineup. He fit right in and was solid. Great game.

  6. joey4id - Mar 23, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Beware of the Diaz effect. He didn’t go from Montreal to Vancouver to New York because he’s a solid d man. True that he passes well, but he gets out muscled a lot and makes a lot of mistakes in the d zone.

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