NEWARK, N.J. -- Right winger Jamie Langenbrunner was in the
New Jersey Devils lineup Wednesday night for the first time this
season following surgery to repair a sports hernia and scored both goals in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Langenbrunner scored his first goal on his first shift. He gave the Devils a 1-0 lead when he
put a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist just 35 seconds into the game.
Langenbrunner added his second goal of the game at 7:29 of the third period.
Langenbrunner, tied for third on the team last season with a
career-high 60 points, has been out since the operation in
September. He sat out the entire preseason and the first 17 regular
games as the Devils got off to a 7-8-2 start.
Langenbrunner was one of six Devils to play in all 82 games last
season. In 739 previous NHL contests, he had 167 goals and 435