Preview: Devils at Rangers

New York could be without captain Ryan McDonagh, who exited Saturday’s win over the Flyers with an upper-body injury after being punched in the head by Wayne Simmonds. New Jersey has lost back-to-back shootouts since its home win over the Rangers but is still in a virtual tie with Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Devils have a new scoring leader in Lee Stempniak, who notched an assist against Washington on Saturday to move one point ahead of the injured Mike Cammalleri (38). Stempniak spent part of last season with New York and has haunted his former team thus far this campaign, scoring in overtime on Oct. 18 to give the Devils a 2-1 triumph before tallying and setting up defenseman David Schlemko’s power-play winner on Tuesday.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV:</STRONG> 7 p.m. ET, NHL Network, MSG Plus (New Jersey), MSG (New York)

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