Devils lose to Rangers, Volchenkov leaves with lower-body injury

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The bad news was double for the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

The Devils fell to their rivals, the New York Rangers, by a final score of 2-0, so they were unable to make up any ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Devils remain 11th in the conference.

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov left the game and did not return because of a lower-body injury, the club announced via Twitter.

His final shift came in the early stages of the second period.

For the Rangers, the win helps them keep pace with the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division. They remain one point of Philadelphia, which also had a big win today over the St. Louis Blues.