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27 SHOTS 31
27 FACEOFFS 31
18 HITS 17
7 PIM 23
1/4 PP 0/1
4 GIVEAWAYS 9
6 TAKEAWAYS 14
22 BLOCKED SHOTS 21
       

Blueshirts roll over 'Canes, running win streak to four

Thursday, 12.01.2011 / 9:52 PM

2011-12 Game No. 22; Road Game No. 13 Rangers' Record: 14-5-3
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan McDonagh, Marian Gaborik and Sean Avery scored in a 4:53 span of the second period as the Rangers rallied to beat Carolina 5-3 on the road Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

Ryan Callahan and Michael Sauer had the other goals for the Rangers, who got points from 14 players and earned their 11th win in 13 games. Martin Biron made 28 save in goal.

The Blueshirts remain three points behind Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh, but the Rangers have played four fewer games than the Penguins.

Derek Joslin, Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlusty scored goals for Carolina, winless in two games under new coach Kirk Muller.

Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost five in a row and are last in the Southeast Division.

Carolina got off to a good start when Tlusty scored off a faceoff 35 seconds into the game. Even though the Rangers answered a little more than a minute later, the Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission when Skinner scored on a slap shot with 9 seconds remaining in the period.

The Rangers took control of the game with their three quick goals midway through the second.

McDonagh struck first when he tied the score at 2 with a wrist shot from the left circle that deflected off of Joslin's stick.

Gaborik converted on a 2-on-1 break that Rangers defenseman Jeff Woywitka started with a pass to Artem Anisimov up the ice. Anisimov fed Gaborik, who beat Ward high on the glove side.

Avery gave the Rangers a two-goal lead off a pass from Gaborik. Avery also beat Ward high to the glove side for his third goal.

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Fourteen of 18 Rangers skaters registered at least one point against Carolina, including five of six Rangers defensemen. The tdefensemen combined for two goals and three assists in the contest. The last time The Rangers had at least 14 different skaters with one or more points was Apr. 9, 2011 vs. New Jersey (5-2 win), and the last time five or more Blueshirt defensemen tallied a point was Mar. 15, 2011 vs. the New York Islanders (6-3 win).

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. McDonagh 3. Sauer


THE BIGGER PICTURE
There have been capable Rangers teams in the past that would have had a letdown in a game like this. Not this team. This team comes to play every night, and when they play their game, they are very tough to beat -- which is already making for a great season.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (27:30)
Shots -- Gaborik (4)
Hits -- Callahan (3)
Blocks -- Girardi (5)
Takeaways -- Richards (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (21)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT CAROLINA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Sean Avery Brandon Dubinsky Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Michael Sauer
Jeff Woywitka Steve Eminger
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Fedotenko, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Hagelin/Anisimov Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Michael Sauer
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