Blair Betts and Martin Straka also scored as the Rangers kicked off their preseason schedule. Al Montoya, bidding to win the backup goaltender job behind Henrik Lundqvist, got the start and played well. He stopped 12 of 13 shots in a period and a half of action. Steve Valiquette finished up.
The former Ranger was signed as a free agent over the summer to spell Martin Brodeur. Weekes was injured 6:06 in the game when Rangers forward Sean Avery shoved Devils defensemen Johnny Oduya into the crease, sending Weekes crashing into the post before hitting the ice hard. Weekes appeared woozy as he was helped to the locker room.
The Devils downplayed the injury.
"He's going to be fine," Devils coach Brent Sutter said.
Weekes was not available for comment after the game. New Jersey spokesperson Jeff Altstadter said Weekes was already on the team bus and was not going to a hospital.
Jordan Parise, the older brother of Devils winger Zach Parise, replaced Weekes and played the rest of the game.
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Arena: Madison Square Garden Location: New York, New York
Dane Byers (power play) Assist: Daniel Girardi, Marc Staal
Ryan Callahan (power play) Assist: Brandon Dubinsky, Daniel Girardi
Blair Betts Unassisted
Dainius Zubrus Unassisted
Martin Straka Assist: Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan