EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Blair Betts triggered New York's
three-goal outburst in the first period, and the Rangers beat the
New Jersey Devils 3-1 Tuesday night in an exhibition game.
Betts, Adam Hall and Brandon Dubinsky scored in a span of 4:16
against Martin Brodeur, last season's runner-up for the Vezina
Trophy as the NHL's top goalie.
Brodeur saw his first action of the preseason, and the rust was
Betts beat him with a backhander at 4:01. Hall intercepted
Brodeur's weak clearing pass from behind the net and banked a shot
in off the goalie at 7:50 as he scrambled to get back into
position. Dubinsky gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead with a shot from the
top of the left circle.