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FINAL SO
1 2 3 SO T
New York Rangers NYR 0 0 0 1 (2-5) 1
29 SHOTS 34
24 FACEOFFS 38
28 HITS 14
12 PIM 6
0/2 PP 0/5
9 GIVEAWAYS 11
6 TAKEAWAYS 6
16 BLOCKED SHOTS 11
       

Amazing Lundqvist gets a 1-0 shootout shutout win

Wednesday, 02.01.2012 / 10:42 PM

2011-12 Game No. 49; Road Game No. 27 Rangers' Record: 32-12-5
VIDEO: THE COMPLETE SHOOTOUT
• Full Highlights  
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist came out on top in a duel of goalies, stopping 34 shots through overtime and four of five in a shootout in the Rangers' 1-0 win over Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Ryan Callahan scored the decisive goal by driving in on Miller, faking right and then snapping a shot in the open left side as the Eastern Conference and NHL-leading Rangers bounced back from a 4-3 shootout loss at New Jersey a day earlier.

Marian Gaborik was the only other Rangers player to beat Miller, doing it in the first round of the shootout.

Miller stopped 29 shots in regulation in a game in which both goalies were credited with shutouts.

Lundqvist earned his sixth shutout of the season and third in five starts, a stretch in which the All-Star has allowed only five goals. The shutout was the 41st of Lundqvist's career, which moves him into second on the team's all-time list -- one ahead of Dave Kerr and eight behind Ed Giacomin.

Except for allowing Pominville's goal, Lundqvist was unbeatable. His best saves before the shootout came with 1:09 left in regulation, when he kicked aside both shots from Brad Boyes, who had found himself alone atop the crease during a power play.

He robbed Boyes again in the second shootout round. Driving to the net, Boyes faked left and caught Lundqvist leaning, before shifting to his right in an attempt to stuff the puck into the open side. Lundqvist, however, recovered in time by reaching back with his glove to block the shot.

Much of the game was officiated with one referee and two linesman after referee Kelly Sutherland was struck in the face by a deflected shot 5:37 in and did not return.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
The last time the Rangers entered the shootout in a scoreless tie was Jan. 12, 2010, vs. New Jersey at MSG (0-1, SO). The last time the Blueshirts won when entering the shootout in a scoreless tie was Oct. 17, 2008, vs. Toronto at MSG. Henrik Lundqvist's shutout streak is now at a career-high, 150:35, dating back to 19:11 of the second period on Jan. 21 at Boston. It is the first time in his career he has had shutouts in consecutive starts.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Lundqvist 2. Callahan 3. Girardi


THE BIGGER PICTURE
An NHL team needs to be about 10 games over .500 to make the playoffs. The Rangers are now 20 games over .500 and sitting atop the NHL. These last 33 games are going to determine whether this remarkable team can win a Presidents' Trophy.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (30:43)
Shots -- Callahan (4)
Hits -- Callahan (5)
Blocks -- Three players tied (3)
Takeaways -- Prust (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (20)

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