NHL playoffs: Devils outlast Rangers 5-3

New Jersey Devils survived for a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers - Game Five
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ruslan Fedotenko #26 of the New York Rangers checks Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Ruslan Fedotenko #26 Of The New York Rangers Checks Marek Zidlicky #2 Of The New Jersey Devils In Game Five Of The Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ruslan Fedotenko #26 of the New York Rangers checks Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers knocks David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils to the ice in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Michael Del Zotto #4 Of The New York Rangers Knocks David Clarkson #23 Of The New Jersey Devils To The Ice In Game Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers knocks David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils to the ice in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Stephen Gionta #11 of the New Jersey Devils scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Stephen Gionta #11 Of The New Jersey Devils Scores A First Period Goal Past Henrik Lundqvist #30 Of The New York Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Stephen Gionta #11 of the New Jersey Devils scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils hold his head on the ice in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Dainius Zubrus #8 Of The New Jersey Devils Hold His Head On The Ice In Game Five Of The Eastern Conference Final Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils hold his head on the ice in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Bryce Salvador #24 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defend against the New York Rangers in the second period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bryce Salvador #24 And Martin Brodeur #30 Of The New Jersey Devils Defend Against The New York Rangers In The Second Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Bryce Salvador #24 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defend against the New York Rangers in the second period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Bryce Salvador #24 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defend against the New York Rangers in the second period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bryce Salvador #24 And Martin Brodeur #30 Of The New Jersey Devils Defend Against The New York Rangers In The Second Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Bryce Salvador #24 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defend against the New York Rangers in the second period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils exchanges blows with Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Ryan Carter #20 Of The New Jersey Devils Exchanges Blows With Michael Del Zotto #4 Of The New York Rangers In Game Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils exchanges blows with Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Henrik Lundqvist #30 Of The New York Rangers Defends Against David Clarkson #23 Of The New Jersey Devils In The Third Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta #11 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ryan Carter #20 Of The New Jersey Devils Celebrates His Third Period Goal With Stephen Gionta #11 In Game Five Of The Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta #11 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers and Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils vie for the puck in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Brandon Dubinsky #17 Of The New York Rangers And Ryan Carter #20 Of The New Jersey Devils Vie For The Puck In Game Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers and Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils vie for the puck in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
A shot by New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac enters the net behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Rangers-Devils Preview
A shot by New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac enters the net behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Zach Parise #9, Travis Zajac #19, Ilya Kovalchuk #17 and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate their 5 to3 win over the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Zach Parise #9, Travis Zajac #19, Ilya Kovalchuk #17 And Bryce Salvador #24 Of The New Jersey Devils Celebrate Their Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Zach Parise #9, Travis Zajac #19, Ilya Kovalchuk #17 and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate their 5 to3 win over the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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