David Clarkson beat Henrik Lundqvist on a deflected goal early in the third period to send the New Jersey Devils past the New York Rangers 3-2 to tie their best-of-seven series at 1-1.

Wednesday night's Game 2 at Madison Square Garden marked the third series this postseason that the Rangers have opened at home with a win, followed by a loss.

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New Jersey's Ryan Carter also scored with the help of a deflection to tie the game 2-2 in the second period. This after New York's Marc Staal and Chris Kreider lit the lamp in the second to build a 2-1 lead.

For the rookie Krieder, it was his four career goal, all in the playoffs.

Ilya Kovalchuk had the Devils' first goal in the opening period.

Lundqvist made 24 saves for New York. New Jersey's Martin Brodeur had 23.

Game 3 is Saturday at 1:00 in the Garden State.