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The Devils-Rangers Rivalry

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Text: Jake Lessick
Photo: Kathy Willens/AP

The New York Rangers met their New Jersey neighbors for first time in a regular season game on October 8, 1982 (a 3-2 Devils win, the first victory in the franchise's new incarnation). For the first five seasons after the Devils relocated from Colorado, they were doormats. But in 1988, they made the playoffs for the first time and their rivalry with the hallowed Rangers really began to heat up. Here's a look at some of the most memorable moments. (As of the 2012 postseason, the Rangers held a 101-84-27-6 advantage in their all-time regular season series and a 4-1 edge in playoff series meetings.)


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