National Hockey League

Devils Deal Rangers Fourth Straight Loss

Pavel Zacha, Will Butcher and Mikhail Maltsev also scored for New Jersey, which returned to action for the first time this month after an extended pause due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Butcher gave the Devils a brief 2-1 lead when his shot from along the wall deflected in off Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba at 17:14 of the second period.

Alternate captain Chris Kreider forced a neutral zone turnover and set up Buchnevich, who knotted the game at 2-all.

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Rangers forward Artemi Panarin missed his second straight game due to a lower-body injury he sustained against the Bruins last week.

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