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Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 1

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OCTOBER 17, 2009
at Air Canada Centre in Toronto
2009-10 Game No. 8; Road Game No. 4
Team Record: 7-1-0

GAME RECAP
Neutralizing a desperate club looking for its first win, the Rangers skated away with their seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night, defeating Toronto  4-1. The Rangers received brilliant goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist and multiple points from Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik.
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Four different players scored in the win at Toronto, as the Blueshirts kept up their remarkably diversified scoring. Over the past four wins,18 total goals have been scored by 13 different Rangers players.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

The 2009-10 Rangers have now matched the longest winning streak put up by the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1994 and are within three of the franchise record. They have also matched the only other 7-1-0 start in franchise history, registered by the 1983-84 Blueshirts.

THREE-STAR SELECTIONS BY NEWYORKRANGERS.COM
No. 1 Star 1. Henrik Lundqvist
Another 34-save night for the Rangers goaltender. Even with the team's vastly improved offense, it's hard to argue the notion that the All-Star in goal remains the key to the Blueshirts' success.

2. Marc Staal
The defenseman who has dominated matchups against some of the league's top scorers this season did some scoring of his own with the winning goal.

3. Marian Gaborik
Gaborik picked up two assists, including one on the winner to continue his season-long points streak. He also led the team in ice time.
RANGERS
LEADERS
Marian Gaborik
M. Gaborik
Time on Ice -- 21:21
Michael Del Zotto
M. Del Zotto
Hits -- 5
Ales Kotalik
Ales Kotalik
Shots on Goal -- 4
Chris Drury
Chris Drury
Blocks -- 3 (tie)
Faceoffs Won -- 11
Matt Gilroy
Matt Gilroy
Blocks -- 3 (tie)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT TORONTO
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Vinny Prospal Brandon Dubinsky Marian Gaborik
Christopher Higgins Chris Drury Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery Artem Anisimov Ales Kotalik
Donald Brashear Brian Boyle Enver Lisin
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Marc Staal Dan Girardi
Wade Redden Matt Gilroy
Michael Del Zotto Michal Rozsival
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Steve Valiquette
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Redden, Gilroy, Prospal, Dubinsky, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Marian Gaborik Vinny Prospal Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery Brandon Dubinsky Christopher Higgins
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Ales Kotalik Michal Del Zotto
Marc Staal Matt Gilroy
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Chris Drury
Christopher Higgins Brian Boyle
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Marc Staal Dan Girardi
Wade Redden Gilroy/Rozsival