NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall, Pavel Zacha and John Moore scored in the second period and the New Jersey Devils held on to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 in exhibition play Saturday night.
Beau Bennett scored twice in the first period for the Devils, and Anders Lindback stopped 30 shots while playing the entire game. Defenseman Johann Auvitu had three assists.
After John Gilmour’s slap shot tied the score at 2-2 for the Rangers at 9:07 of the second, Hall put the Devils ahead to stay about 3 1/2 minutes later. Zacha made it 4-2 with 4 1/2 minutes left in the period and Moore capped New Jersey’s scoring with 1:48 to go.
Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad scored in the third period for the Rangers. Chris Kreider was hooked by the Devils’ Ben Lovejoy on a breakaway about 6 minutes into the third, but couldn’t covert his penalty shot.
Antti Raanta started…