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New York Rangers NYR 0 2 1 3
30 SHOTS 20
31 FACEOFFS 25
48 HITS 39
4 PIM 4
0/2 PP 0/2
13 GIVEAWAYS 26
4 TAKEAWAYS 11
23 BLOCKED SHOTS 21
       

No. 1 Rangers throw perfect game at Leafs in Toronto

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 42; Road Game No. 23 Rangers' Record: 28-10-4
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Rangers goaltender Martin Biron made 20 saves, and the Blueshirts bounced back from a loss to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

After a 3-0 home loss to Ottawa that broke a five-game winning streak, the NHL-leading Rangers (28-10-4) got goals from Mike Rupp, Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan and earned their 11th victory in 13 games.

Toronto (22-17-5), seventh in the Eastern Conference, was shut out for just the second time this season. The Maple Leafs had won five straight at home, but were unable to generate many quality scoring chances.

Jonas Gustavsson made his sixth straight start, and Toronto didn't have much jump while playing for the second straight night. The Maple Leafs managed just 12 shots on Biron through two periods and were trailing 2-0 heading into the third period.

Rupp opened the scoring 3:35 into the second, completing a crisp passing play with Stepan and Wojtek Wolski on a 3-on-1 break that developed after a bad line change by Toronto.

Toronto had its share of chances in the second. Phil Kessel had a shot hit the crossbar, and Cody Franson's drive through traffic struck Biron's mask and landed in his glove.

Boyle made it 2-0 at 16:28 with a long wrist shot. He pointed skyward in relief after ending a 22-game scoring drought.

Stepan added an insurance goal with a nice deke at 6:01.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Blueshirts improved to 6-0-1 in the first game of back-to-backs, including a 3-0-1 record when the first game is on the road. The Rangers, who will close out the set on Sunday night in Montreal, have posted a combined record of 11-0-1 in back-to-back games this season.

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Stepan 2. Biron 3. Prust


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The most impressive thing about this game was that after losing at home, the Rangers went back to their bread-and-butter style and dominated a good Toronto team on the road. That's a big sign come playoff time when the intensity will be high for every game.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (28:40)
Shots -- Callahan (6)
Hits -- Prust (6)
Blocks -- Stralman (5)
Takeaways -- Four players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Richards (21)

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