NEW YORK (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov snapped a tie in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday night to stop a six-game slide.Ryan Strome had two goals and an assist and Libor Hajek scored his first NHL goal for the Rangers, who hadn’t won since beating the Devils in their previous meeting on Feb. 23. Namestnikov also had two assists, and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves.Damon Severson and Blake Coleman scored first-period goals for New Jersey, which has lost six in a row. Cory Schneider made 37 saves.New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) deflects the puck as New Jersey Devils’ Eric Tangradi looks for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/ Bill Kostroun)The Devils carried a 2-1 lead into the third, but Hajek got a cross-ice pass from Strome and wristed a shot past Schneider on the glove side at 1:29.Namestnikov then made it 3-2 when he scored his 10th of the season at 13:25 off a pass from Mika Zibanejad. Strome added an empty-netter.Trailing 2-0 after the first, the Rangers controlled play for most of the second and got on the board late in the period.Kevin Shattenkirk’s shot from just inside the blue line was deflected by Strome, who scored his 12th at 18:22. The Rangers outshot the Devils 14-2 for the period, but Schneider was sharp for New Jersey.The Devils got off to a fast start.New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stops the puck during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/ Bill Kostroun)First, Severson’s shot from the right point got past Lundqvist for his 10th of the season 16:26 into the first. Then New Jersey ended its lengthy power-play drought when Coleman deflected Will Butcher’s shot for his 19th of the season at 19:49. The Devils had come up empty on their previous 25 power plays.Down, not out.The @NYRangers complete the @dunkindonuts NHL Comeback! pic.twitter.com/8YH488FjwM— NHL (@NHL) March 10, 2019NOTES: Devils F Travis Zajac reached 500 points with his first-period assist. He is the fourth player in franchise history to reach the mark. … New Jersey, which is without several forwards because of injuries, recalled forwards Eric Tangradi and Brandon Gignac from Binghamton of the AHL. … Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was scratched. … The Rangers agreed to terms with goaltender Adam Huska on an entry-level contract. He appeared in 69 games in the past three seasons with UConn. Huska was a seventh-round selection in the 2015 draft.UP NEXTDevils: Continue their six-game trip Tuesday night at Calgary.Rangers: Open four-game trip at Edmonton on Monday night.By: Simmi Buttar, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Kolkata: The Alipore Zoological Garden authority has released various animals into the enclosures for public viewing on Monday as part of the International Tiger Day celebrations. He also mentioned that 140 new posts have been sanctioned at Alipore Zoo.Several species including a white tiger, hyenas, leopards and yellow anacondas were brought to the Zoo earlier. They have now been shifted to the enclosures. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee always wanted a balanced eco-system. Keeping that in mind, several species including a white tiger, hyenas, leopards and yellow anacondas were kept open for public viewing at the enclosures today (Monday),” said state Forest minister Bratya Basu on the sidelines of the International Tiger Day programme held at the Alipore Zoo premises. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conversation. It is observed annually on July 29. While Rishi, the white tiger, was brought from the Patna zoo in exchange of zebra, four yellow anacondas were brought from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology in Mallapuram. “We stay in a city where we don’t get to hear the voice of wild animals. But people residing in and around the zoo hear the roar of tigers and whines of hyenas after dark. This makes the presence of wild animals felt in the city which is very important to balance the eco-system,” added Basu. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe minister reiterated that the government has decided to increase the number of employees in the zoo. 140 new posts in different departments have seen sanctioned. Spreading awareness about tiger conservation, the zoo authority organised a sit-and-draw competition and a skit competition for school children. The participating schools were Barisha High school, Barisha Vivekananda Girls’ High School, Jadavpur Vidyapith and Mount Litera Zee School, Maheshtala. Basu distributed the prizes to the winners. On June 28, a lioness named Shurti gave birth to three cubs at the Alipore Zoological Garden. Just after birth, the cubs and their mother were put under observation. The officials and employees are very excited to get three lion cubs in the zoo. The cubs will be put inside the enclosure for public viewing after three months.