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New York Rangers NYR 3 1 0 4
25 SHOTS 28
21 FACEOFFS 26
36 HITS 43
23 PIM 22
0/1 PP 0/4
2 GIVEAWAYS 6
6 TAKEAWAYS 10
18 BLOCKED SHOTS 6
       

Blueshirts blow away Panthers in tuneup for Classic

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 36; Road Game No. 20 Rangers' Record: 23-9-4
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots, and the Rangers earned a 4-1 victory against the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for the Rangers, who have won six of seven and will play the Philadelphia Flyers in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

Ryan McDonagh had two assists for the Rangers, who lead the Eastern Conference with 50 points.

Matt Bradley scored for the Panthers.

It didn't take long for the Rangers to score.

Ryan Callahan skated up the left side, stopped along the boards just outside the faceoff circle, and threaded a pass to Hagelin, who deflected a pass past Scott Clemmensen 35 seconds into the game.

Later in the first period, Richards beat Clemmensen with a wrist shot and Del Zotto scored from the blue line ending Clemmensen's night. Clemmensen stopped 11 of 14 shots before being replaced by Jose Theodore.

Dubinsky gave the Rangers a 4-0 lead on an impressive goal as he weaved through traffic and fired a backhand by Theodore for his fourth of the season.

Lundqvist was sharp throughout, stopping seven shots in the first, 11 in the second and nine in the final period.

Theodore turned away 10 of 11 shots for the Panthers, who have lost four of five.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers improved to 23-9-4 (50 points) on the season, including a 12-6-2 road mark. The Rangers' .694 winning percentage ranks second in the league, while their nine regulation losses are tied for the fewest in the NHL. The last time the Rangers had at least 50 points after 36 regular-season games was in the 1993-94 Stanley Cup championship season, when they reached 50 points in 35 games and had 53 through 36.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Richards 2. Lundqvist 3. Hagelin


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Rangers are right where they want to be heading for the big stage of the NHL Winter Classic. They have won six of seven games and put themselves in a position where 2012 is beginning to shape up as the team's most memorable year since 1994.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (28:11)
Shots -- Stepan (6)
Hits -- Girardi (5)
Blocks -- Bickel (4)
Takeaways -- Dubinsky, Anisimov (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (14)

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