NEW YORK (AP) — The New Jersey Devils put up a more respectable number of shots, and the added offense produced just enough goals to beat the rival New York Rangers again.
Eric Gelinas scored on a power play 1:15 into overtime, after the Devils squandered the lead in the final seconds of regulation, to lift New Jersey to a 4-3 win Saturday night.
The Devils managed only 11 shots Friday in a 3-1 home loss to Detroit. They fired 24 at Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and got four past the man with the new seven-year, $59.5 million contract.
"I'm fortunate to be out there in that type of situation, and I gave it a shot," Gelinas said. "It definitely feels good to be rewarded and to get that winner, but it was a team effort."
New Jersey has won all three meetings against the Rangers this season, including two at Madison Square Garden, with two remaining.
"These are fun games to play," said Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who wore new pads without breaking them in. "To come in here, get the puck to the net, score some goals, it feels good."
Gelinas one-timed a shot, off a pass from Patrik Elias, from above the right circle past Lundqvist. The goal came 13 seconds after Rangers captain Ryan Callahan high-sticked Andy Greene in the mouth.
"My intent was to swing around and get his stick, but it comes up too high and catches him," Callahan said. "It's a bad penalty. It cost us a point."
Michael Ryder had put the Devils ahead 3-2 with 4:04 left. Chris Kreider tied it on a power-play goal with 21.3 seconds left.
Brodeur made 21 saves for the Devils, who earned just their third win in nine games (3-5-1).
Travis Zajac lifted the Devils into a 2-all tie 5:58 into the third period. Cam Janssen also scored, and Jaromir Jagr and Tim Sestito both had two assists.
Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello also had goals for the Rangers, who again failed to move two games over .500 as they began a nine-game homestand. Lundqvist made 20 saves in his first home start since signing his contract extension.
The Rangers fell to 11-1-1 when leading after two periods and 14-2-1 when scoring first.
"It's a big point," Lundqvist said of the overtime loss. "We never gave up, so that's a good sign. We just didn't get the bounces."
Zajac, in his 500th NHL game, got the Devils even when he cleaned up a rebound of a shot by Jagr and scored from in close.
The Devils, with revamped line combinations and changes to the lineup, put early pressure on Lundqvist, but despite recording the first three shots, New Jersey fell behind 3:32 in.