NYR Lead Series 2 - 1
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1 2 3 T
New York Rangers NYR 0 0 1 1
23 SHOTS 39
15 FACEOFFS 29
33 HITS 48
10 PIM 10
0/3 PP 0/3
2 GIVEAWAYS 11
10 TAKEAWAYS 8
21 BLOCKED SHOTS 17
       

Lundqvist shuts down Sens 1-0 to regain series lead

Monday, 04.16.2012 / 10:22 PM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 3; Road Game No. 1 Rangers lead series 2-1
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
• Full Highlights | Tortorella | Lundqvist | Kreider • Boyle, Callahan, Girardi | Melrose Save of Game
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, and Brian Boyle scored for the third straight game to break a third-period tie as the Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on Monday night.

The Rangers, who lost Game 2 at home in overtime, lead the best-of-seven, first-round series 2-1. Game 4 will be Wednesday night in Ottawa before the series returns to New York.

Lundqvist's biggest save came in the last minute when he robbed Kyle Turris on the doorstep with a quick pad stop.

Craig Anderson was nearly as good, keeping the Senators in it with a 22-save effort.

Ottawa was without captain Daniel Alfredsson, who sustained a concussion in Game 2 when he was elbowed in the head by Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin. Hagelin served the first of a three-game NHL suspension for the hit.

Bobby Butler replaced Alfredsson. Chris Kreider, who nine days earlier won the NCAA championship with Boston College, made his NHL debut in place of Hagelin.

The Senators dominated play early in the third period, forcing Lundqvist to make a number of saves. But it was the Rangers who scored the only goal of the game when Boyle took a rebound off the side of the net and backhanded a shot past Anderson to break the deadlock at 7:35.

The Senators haven't won a playoff game at home since Game 3 of the 2007 Stanley Cup finals -- a seven-game streak. Ottawa is 0-3 in postseason games without Alfredsson in the lineup.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
The win was the Rangers' 200th playoff victory in franchise history in the team's first playoff game in Canada since April 28, 1996. It was the 38th postseason shutout in Rangers history, and the 11th time the Blueshirts won a playoff game with a final score of 1-0. The Rangers have nowtallied the first goal of the contest in each game this series.

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


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Rangers played their game to perfection on the road and were even able to beat a hot goaltender as a result. This victory threw momentum back to the Blueshirts, who can now work to end the series on Garden ice Saturday and get a bit of a breather.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (26:10)
Shots -- Boyle (5)
Hits -- Del Zotto (5)
Blocks -- Girardi (5)
Takeaways -- Richards (3)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (16)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 3 LINEUP AT OTTAWA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Chris Kreider Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Derek Stepan John Mitchell
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Anisimov, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Artem Anisimov
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 Derek Stepan
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Del Zotto/Stralman
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