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Rangers 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2

POST-GAME NOTES

Tuesday, 03.18.2008 / 10:27 PM / News
New York Rangers
NYR VS. PIT
It didn't take very long for the Rangers to get back to winning on Tuesday night, as the Blueshirts jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and surged ahead to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh, enabling goalie Henrik Lundqvist to pick up his 100th careeer win.

Recap | Box Score

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. S. AVERY -- NYR
2. M. STRAKA -- NYR
3. C. DRURY -- NYR

NOTES

* Sean Avery notched two goals and posted a plus-two rating to earn First Star honors. He has registered 12 points (seven goals and five assists) in the last 12 games.

* Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves to record his 33rd win of the season and 100th of his career. He needed only 187 games to reach 100 career wins, becoming the fastest Rangers goalie to reach the mark (Mike Richter – 198 games).

* Chris Drury collected two assists and won 11 of 15 faceoffs (73%). He is one assist shy of 300 for his career.

* Martin Straka tallied one goal and one assist to earn Second Star honors. He has collected 10 points (three goals and seven assists) in the last seven games at MSG.

* Fredrik Sjostrom registered an unassisted goal at 3:55 of the second period. He has notched two goals in his first four games at MSG as a Ranger.

* Jaromir Jagr collected an assist and has now registered 11 points (three goals and eight assists) in the last 12 game. He is two points shy of tying Phil Esposito for ninth on the NHL’s all-time scoring list (1,588 points).

* Michal Rozsival tallied an assist and logged a team-high, 24:27 of icetime. He has notched three goals and four assists for seven points in six games vs. Pittsburgh this season.

* Ryan Callahan recorded a goal and delivered three hits. He has registered a point in seven of the last eight home games, tallying eight points (seven goals and one assist) over the span.

* Dan Girardi registered an assist and delivered five hits. He has collected two points (one goal and one assist) in the last three games.

* Brandon Dubinsky recorded an assist and registered a game-high, seven hits. He leads all NHL rookies with 174 hits.

* The Rangers have sold out 112 consecutive regular season games.