May 21, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Linesman break up New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17) and New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) during the second period in game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Rangers No Match For The Devils In Game Four


There seemed to be as many penalty minutes as there were regulation minutes in Monday night’s Eastern Conference Finals game 4. Tensions proved to be high, not just among the players, but among the coaches as well. At one point after Brodeur was pushed, and everyone knows that you don’t mess with a team’s goalie, there was a 4 on 4 fight going on the ice. John Tortorella and Peter DeBoer were yelling at each other, Pierre McGuire looked like he was about to become a casualty as he was ‘inside the glass’. Good thing that the glass was there. New York was clearly in the wrong of that play, and Tortorella just needed another excuse to look like a mad man. I can’t wait to see the post game interview by him. He’s so entertaining! The Rangers were out skated, out shot, and out played. The Devils deserved to win this one, and almost had a shut out. Here’s a box score of Monday night’s game:
1st
8:10 Bryce Salvador (3) Slap Shot – Assists: A. Ponikarovsky (4) & D. Clarkson (7)
9:26 Ryan McDonagh : Fighting (maj)  - 5  min
9:26 Adam Henrique : Fighting (maj)  - 5  min
11:59 Travis Zajac (6) Slap Shot – Assists: Z. Parise (6) & D. Zubrus (5)
15:25 Brian Boyle : Holding  - 2  min
18:20 Anton Volchenkov : Tripping  - 2  min
2nd
No Goals
15:03 Ilya Kovalchuk : Slashing  - 2  min
15:03 Ryan Callahan : Roughing  - 2  min
The 3rd period is where it got interesting:

2:37 Derek Stepan : Hi-sticking  - 2  min
2:41 PPG – Zach Parise (5) Wrist Shot – Assists: I. Kovalchuk (8) & A. Henrique (7)
6:18 Mike Rupp served by Michael Del Zotto : Roughing  - 2  min
6:18 Mike Rupp : Misconduct (10 min)  - 0  min
6:18 Stu Bickel : Roughing  - 2  min
6:18 Mike Rupp served by Michael Del Zotto : Roughing  - 2  min
6:18 Ryan Carter : Roughing  - 2  min
6:18 Ryan Carter : Misconduct (10 min)  - 0  min
8:58 Carl Hagelin : Slashing  - 2  min
11:25 Carl Hagelin : Holding  - 2  min
14:55 Ruslan Fedotenko (1) Snap Shot – Assists: B. Richards (8) & M. Del Zotto (8)
18:31 EN – Zach Parise (6) Snap Shot – Assists: B. Salvador (7) & M. Brodeur (4)
19:42 Michael Del Zotto : Cross checking  - 2  min
19:42 Alexei Ponikarovsky : Cross checking  - 2  min

Game 5 will be interesting. It will be in New York on Wednesday night at 8:00pm.
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