|2010-11 Game No. 18; Road Game No. 8||Rangers' Record: 10-7-1|
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By Jim Cerny, newyorkrangers.com
On Monday night in Pittsburgh the Rangers paid their first visit to the CONSOL Energy Center, the brand-new home of the Penguins. Clearly the Rangers were hoping that a change in venue might bring them better fortune in the Steel City.
In their last 15 visits to Pittsburgh prior to Monday, with the games played at the Penguins’ former home across the street, Mellon Arena, the Rangers did not record a single victory in regulation play. Over that span, the Penguins posted an imposing 12-0-3 record vs. the Rangers in the city of Pittsburgh. The Rangers most recent regulation victory on the road against the Penguins was recorded back on Jan. 19, 2006.
Although they did not pick up a regulation victory on Monday, the Rangers did the next best thing, earning an emotional 3-2 overtime win, secured on Ryan Callahan’s goal at 3:38 of the extra period.
Callahan tapped in a smart, delayed pass from Brandon Dubinsky off a 2-on-1 rush to win a game that the Blueshirts had trailed by a goal with less than 90 seconds remaining in regulation.
“The way we did it just shows a lot of character in our team which is good for the room,” said Callahan, whose goal was his fifth of the year. “To win a game like this early in the season when we were not at our best, but we battled and worked hard, tied it up late and then won it in overtime, is just great. To come into Pittsburgh and get the two points like that is a really good win.”
Seemingly en-route to a 1-0 victory, the Rangers were stunned ...
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There are many reasons to call this a big win, but consider this paramount: Over their last 10 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh entering Monday's game, the Rangers were 2-8-0. The way they managed to win this one made it even more special and meaningful.
|NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT PITTSBURGH|
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|Brandon Dubinsky||Artem Anisimov||Ryan Callahan|
|Alex Frolov||Erik Christensen||Marian Gaborik|
|Brandon Prust||Brian Boyle||Ruslan Fedotenko|
|Sean Avery||Derek Stepan||Todd White|
|Left Defense||Right Defense|
|Marc Staal||Steve Eminger|
|Michael Del Zotto||Dan Girardi|
|Matt Gilroy||Michael Sauer|
|Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Staal, Eminger, Prust, Boyle, Fedotenko.
|PENALTY KILLING UNITS|
|Ryan Callahan||Brandon Dubinsky|
|Brandon Prust||Brian Boyle|
|Ruslan Fedotenko||Artem Anisimov|
|Left Defense||Right Defense|
|Michael Del Zotto||Michael Sauer|
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