[51-24-7]
3
2
[33-33-16]
03/01/2012
FINAL
1 2 3 T
New York Rangers NYR 0 2 1 3
25 SHOTS 23
32 FACEOFFS 35
19 HITS 16
12 PIM 8
0/3 PP 1/5
4 GIVEAWAYS 5
10 TAKEAWAYS 7
20 BLOCKED SHOTS 19
       

Cally-less Rangers play their game as streak hits 3

Thursday, 03.01.2012 / 10:02 PM

2011-12 Game No. 62; Road Game No. 32 Rangers' Record: 41-15-6
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
• Full Highlights | Tortorella Postgame • Boyle, Prust, Biron Postgame
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal of the season, and Brandon Prust netted the game-winner in the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gaborik reached the 30-goal mark for the seventh time in his NHL career. He gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with 5:07 left in the second period when he poked the puck in at the left post after it sailed high and landed in the crease.

The Blueshirts won their third straight despite playing without captain Ryan Callahan, who missed the game because of a bruised right foot. Goalie Martin Biron (11-3-2) made 21 saves. No. 1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist is expected to play Friday night when the Rangers visit Tampa Bay.

Artem Anisimov also scored for the Rangers (41-15-6), who have a nine-point lead in the East. The team has 21 home wins and 20 road wins this season.

The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead on Jeff Skinner's power-play goal 58 seconds into the second period. Anisimov tied it with a rising slap shot that beat goalie Cam Ward on the glove side at 8:21.

Prust made it 3-1 at 1:57 of the third when he finished off a 2-on-1 break with Brian Boyle.

Jay Harrison brought the Hurricanes back within a goal when he scored with 40 seconds left, after Ward was pulled for an extra attacker.

Ward finished with 22 saves.
• COMMENT ON BLUESHIRTS UNITED | PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
Heading into their next game at Tampa Bay, the Rangers improved to 13-2-1 against Southeast Division opponents this season, having outscored their Southeast opponents, 55-30, in those games. They are now 8-0-3 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 5-0-3 on the road.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. Anisimov 3. Prust


THE BIGGER PICTURE
With their captain out due to injury and their No. 2 goaltender in net, this was a game the Rangers might easily have lost to a desperate opponent that had been playing very well of late. Instead, the Blueshirts won, which says a lot about their postseason potential.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- McDonagh (25:42)
Shots -- Richards, Hagelin (4)
Hits -- Stepan (4)
Blocks -- McDonagh (4)
Takeaways -- Staal (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (26)

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