Wood scored 13 seconds later to pull the Devils within two goals.
Defenseman Will Butcher picked up his 17th assist, good for second in the league amongst all rookies.
NEW YORK (AP) After a dreadful start to the season, the New York Rangers have finally caught up to the pack thanks to their strong play at home.
Mats Zuccarello scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots and the Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 Saturday night for New York’s 10th win in its last 11 on home ice.
New Albany and Jeffersonville will share the hardwood for the 158th time on Friday night at p.m., as the Red Devils (7-3, 2-0 Hoosier Hills) host the defending 4A state champion Bulldogs (8-2, 1-0) in the latest installment of a community rivalry dating back to 1909.
Boo Nieves forced a turnover in the offensive zone and then Paul Carey set up Vesey for the opening goal. New York doubled its lead when Fast got his seventh at of the second.
Pre-sale tickets provided by the Jeffersonville Athletic Department are each, ages 6 and up, and will be sold at Johnson Arena on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.
Following Friday’s matchup for Jeffersonville is the Red Devils’ Southern Indiana Showcase on Saturday, featuring a seven-game schedule beginning at noon. 1 North Harrison (14-1) is set to meet the Class 2A No.
The fourth-ranked Bulldogs are fresh off a Hall of Fame Classic championship rout of previously undefeated Logansport following a first-round win over IBCA No. Jeffersonville fell to Indianapolis Cathedral in the semifinals of its inaugural Ted Throckmorton Memorial Tournament at Johnson Arena last week but bounced back to top Class 2A No. In three career games against the Red Devils, New Albany junior guard Romeo Langford has averaged 22.3 points per game, with senior guard Isaac Hibbard adding 13.7 per outing in that span.
Jeffersonville junior guard Bailey Falkenstein has averaged 14.5 in his past two against the Bulldogs.
Jimmy Vesey, Jesper Fast and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Rangers, who are 15-6-0 – including 11-2-0 at Madison Square Garden – after opening the season with one win in eight games (1-5-2).