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FINAL SO
1 2 3 SO T
New York Rangers NYR 1 0 2 0 (0-3) 3
26 SHOTS 29
22 FACEOFFS 28
20 HITS 25
6 PIM 6
0/3 PP 1/3
3 GIVEAWAYS 7
5 TAKEAWAYS 4
18 BLOCKED SHOTS 14
       

Rangers earn their point the hard way in New Jersey

Tuesday, 01.31.2012 / 10:02 PM

2011-12 Game No. 48; Road Game No. 26 Rangers' Record: 31-12-5
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

David Clarkson scored the tying goal for New Jersey in the final minute of regulation, and Ilya Kovalchuk netted the only goal in the shootout as the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night in Newark.

Kovalchuk had the first attempt in the shootout and beat Rangers goalie Martin Biron between the pads. That was enough to give the Devils a 9-2 mark in the tiebreaker. Martin Brodeur preserved the win by stopping all three Rangers shooters: Derek Stepan, Brad Richards and All-Star MVP Marian Gaborik.

Kovalchuk and Zach Parise also scored in regulation for the Devils, who trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2. Brodeur made 23 saves for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers.

Anton Stralman, Brian Boyle and Michael Del Zotto had the Rangers' goals while Biron had 26 stops.

Biron got the start for the Rangers ahead of All-Star Henrik Lundqvist, who had a rare night off against the Devils. Lundqvist, who had made 32 consecutive starts against New Jersey, is expected to play Wednesday night in Buffalo.

Clarkson's game-tying goal on Tuesday resulted from a fluke bounce off a stanchion behind the Rangers' goal. Andy Greene hammered the puck into the Rangers zone with Brodeur on the bench for an extra attacker. The puck bounced off the end boards into the slot, and Clarkson fired it in.
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STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers have registered at least one point in six of their last seven road games (5-1-1 over the span), and are 11-3-1 in their last 15 games away from Madison Square Garden.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Del Zotto 2. Gaborik 3. Hagelin


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Sometimes it all comes down to which team gets the bounces, and this was one of those times. The Rangers did everything they needed to do to win in regulation. Bouncing back has been their forte, and they get to do it right away on Wednesday in Buffalo.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (33:46)
Shots -- Girardi, Boyle (4)
Hits --Rupp, Del Zotto (3)
Blocks -- Del Zotto, Staal (3)
Takeaways -- Callahan, Fedotenko (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (17)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT NEW JERSEY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Artem Anisimov John Mitchell
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, Dubinsky, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Dan Girardi
McDonagh/Stralman Brad Richards
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
Carl Hagelin Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Staal/Del Zotto Anton Stralman
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