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POST-GAME NOTES
Rangers 2, New Jersey Devils 0

Thursday, 10.25.2007 / 11:52 PM / News
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POST-GAME NOTES
\r\nRangers 2, New Jersey Devils 0

AT NYR
You couldn't ask for more impressive performances than those turned in by Rangers rookie forward Nigel Dawes and goalie Henrik Lundqvist on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Dawes scored a pair of pretty goals, and Lundqvist was his usual self with 22 saves, as the Rangers began a six-game homestand on the best possible note -- shutting out the New Jersey Devils 2-0.

Recap

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. N. DAWES -- NYR
2. H. LUNDQVIST -- NYR
3. M. BRODEUR -- NJ

NOTES

* Nigel Dawes notched two goals to post the first multi-goal game of his career and first by a Ranger this season, He also dished out a season-high six hits and tied for a game-high five shots on goal in 15:27 of icetime.

* Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 22 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the season and ninth of his career. He extended his season-high shutout streak to 99:16, dating back to the second period of Tuesday’s game at Pittsburgh.

* Brandon Dubinsky registered his first career NHL point with an assist on Dawes’ power play goal at 16:07 of the third period. He also won five of seven faceoffs (71%).

* Brendan Shanahan collected an assist on Dawes' first-period goal and fired four shots on goal to extend his league-leading total to 54 shots.

* Petr Prucha recorded his first assist of the season, on the power play, at 16:07 of the third period.

* Dan Girardi logged a season-high 23:11 of icetime and added three blocked shots. Both were also team-highs.

* The Rangers have sold out 79 consecutive regular season games.