Bell’s late goal lifts Rangers over Devils 4-3



NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defenseman Brendan Bell snapped a tie with 3:04 left, and the New York Rangers earned a preseason split with the New Jersey Devils in a 4-3 victory on Friday night.

Bell flipped a shot from the right point that got past Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, giving the Rangers the win. New York lost 2-1 in overtime to New Jersey on Wednesday night in Albany, N.Y.

The Devils nearly tied it with 2:22 remaining but a goal was waved off because Nick Palmieri was in the crease.

Brad Richards had a goal and assist in his Rangers debut, and Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik added goals for New York. Chad Johnson stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third period for the win.

Adam Henrique, Jacob Josefson and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for New Jersey.