Devils, in first game since COVID pause 2 weeks ago, beat Rangers 5-2

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New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin (31) stops a shot by New Jersey Devils’ Kyle Palmieri (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in New York. (Elsa/Pool Photo via AP)

MANHATTAN — Yegor Sharangovich and Nicholas Merkley scored in the third period and the New Jersey Devils sent the New York Rangers to their fourth straight loss with a 5-2 victory.

Pavel Zacha, Will Butcher and Mikhail Maltsev also scored for New Jersey.

Mackenzie Blackwood made 37 saves as the Devils returned to action after a long pause due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Janne Kuokkanen added three assists in the win. Colin Blackwell and Pavel Buchnevich scored for the Rangers

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