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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tensions escalate: A look at NJ-NYR rivalry

By Katie Strang

The Rangers and Devils met for a memorable series finale Monday--a 4-2 Rangers win that featured a line brawl off the opening faceoff and a war of words between the two coaches.

How did that nasty affair compare with the other five meetings of the two teams this season?

Let's take a look:

December 20 - Rangers 4, Devils 1 at New Jersey
Total fighting majors: 4
Mike Rupp vs. Cam Janssen (Period 1, 0:03)
Brandon Dubinsky vs. David Clarkson (Period 2, 1:47)

January 31 -- Devils 5, Rangers 3 (SO) at New Jersey
Total fighting majors: 0

February 7 -- Devils 1, Rangers 0 at New York
Total fighting majors: 4
Brandon Prust vs. Eric Boulton (Period 1, 0:02)
Mike Rupp vs. Cam Janssen (Period 1, 0:02)

February 27 -- Rangers 2, Devils 0 at New York
Total fighting majors: 4
Brandon Prust vs. Eric Boulton ( Period 2, 16:52)
Brandon Dubinsky vs. David Clarkson (Period 2, 19:27)

March 6 -- Devils 4, Rangers 1 at New Jersey
Total fighting majors: 4
Brandon Dubinsky vs. Ryan Carter (Period 1, 3:03)
John Scott vs. Cam Janssen (Period 1, 12:32)

Mar 19 -- Rangers 4, Devils 2 at New York
Total fighting majors: 6
Stu Bickel vs. Ryan Carter (Period 1, 0:03)
Mike Rupp vs. Eric Boulton (Period 1, 0:03)
Brandon Prust vs. Cam Janssen (Period 1, 0:03)