NYR
51-24-7
CAR
33-33-16

27 SOG
31 SOG

Blueshirts roll over 'Canes, running win streak to four

newyorkrangers.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 22; Road Game No. 13 Rangers' Record: 14-5-3
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan McDonagh, Marian Gaborik and Sean Avery scored in a 4:53 span of the second period as the Rangers rallied to beat Carolina 5-3 on the road Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

Ryan Callahan and Michael Sauer had the other goals for the Rangers, who got points from 14 players and earned their 11th win in 13 games. Martin Biron made 28 save in goal.

The Blueshirts remain three points behind Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh, but the Rangers have played four fewer games than the Penguins.

Derek Joslin, Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlusty scored goals for Carolina, winless in two games under new coach Kirk Muller.

Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost five in a row and are last in the Southeast Division.

Carolina got off to a good start when Tlusty scored off a faceoff 35 seconds into the game. Even though the Rangers answered a little more than a minute later, the Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission when Skinner scored on a slap shot with 9 seconds remaining in the period.

The Rangers took control of the game with their three quick goals midway through the second.

McDonagh struck first when he tied the score at 2 with a wrist shot from the left circle that deflected off of Joslin's stick.

Gaborik converted on a 2-on-1 break that Rangers defenseman Jeff Woywitka started with a pass to Artem Anisimov up the ice. Anisimov fed Gaborik, who beat Ward high on the glove side.

Avery gave the Rangers a two-goal lead off a pass from Gaborik. Avery also beat Ward high to the glove side for his third goal.

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Fourteen of 18 Rangers skaters registered at least one point against Carolina, including five of six Rangers defensemen. The tdefensemen combined for two goals and three assists in the contest. The last time The Rangers had at least 14 different skaters with one or more points was Apr. 9, 2011 vs. New Jersey (5-2 win), and the last time five or more Blueshirt defensemen tallied a point was Mar. 15, 2011 vs. the New York Islanders (6-3 win).

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. McDonagh 3. Sauer


THE BIGGER PICTURE
There have been capable Rangers teams in the past that would have had a letdown in a game like this. Not this team. This team comes to play every night, and when they play their game, they are very tough to beat -- which is already making for a great season.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (27:30)
Shots -- Gaborik (4)
Hits -- Callahan (3)
Blocks -- Girardi (5)
Takeaways -- Richards (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (21)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT CAROLINA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Sean Avery Brandon Dubinsky Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Michael Sauer
Jeff Woywitka Steve Eminger
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Fedotenko, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Hagelin/Anisimov Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Michael Sauer
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
CAR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:35CAR Jiri Tlusty (5) ASST: Brandon Sutter (5) 1 - 0 CAR
01:42NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (10) ASST: Brad Richards (11), Michael Del Zotto (7) 1 - 1 Tie
19:51CAR Jeff Skinner (11) ASST: Joni Pitkanen (8), Eric Staal (8) 2 - 1 CAR
2nd Period
08:54NYR Ryan McDonagh (4) ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (10), Dan Girardi (9) 2 - 2 Tie
11:50NYR Marian Gaborik (12) ASST: Artem Anisimov (11), Jeff Woywitka (4) 3 - 2 NYR
13:47NYR Sean Avery (3) ASST: Marian Gaborik (9), Derek Stepan (9) 4 - 2 NYR
17:47CAR Derek Joslin (1) ASST: Eric Staal (9), Tuomo Ruutu (6) 4 - 3 NYR
3rd Period
05:42NYR Michael Sauer (1) ASST: Brian Boyle (5), Carl Hagelin (3) 5 - 3 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Marian Gaborik
1st
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:11
Jeff Skinner
2nd
Jeff Skinner
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 19:52
Ryan McDonagh
3rd
Ryan McDonagh
D
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 26:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:00CAR Justin Faulk  Tripping against  Artem Anisimov
09:50NYR Brandon Prust  Tripping against  Brandon Sutter
17:27CAR Andreas Nodl  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
06:42CAR Joni Pitkanen  Holding against  Brian Boyle
3rd Period
10:34NYR Brian Boyle  Fighting (maj) against  Anthony Stewart
10:34CAR Anthony Stewart  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Boyle
10:34CAR Anthony Stewart  Instigator against  Brian Boyle
10:34CAR Anthony Stewart  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
PeriodNYRCAR
1st119
2nd1214
3rd48
Total2731
Team Stats
CategoryNYRCAR
Power Plays1/40/1
Hits1817
Faceoff Wins2731
Giveaways49
Takeaways614
Blocked Shots2221
Penalty Minutes723
  • NY RANGERS
  • CAROLINA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0110022:14
5D. GirardiD01-12027:30
6J. WoywitkaD0111010:47
8B. PrustL0001210:37
10M. GaborikR1114018:11
16S. AveryL101108:37
17B. DubinskyC0111013:31
19B. RichardsC01-20020:54
21D. StepanC0112016:33
22B. BoyleC0113513:29
24R. CallahanR10-21020:06
26R. FedotenkoL00-11018:12
27R. McDonaghD10-13026:55
34J. MitchellC0010011:45
38M. SauerD1012019:37
42A. AnisimovC0112017:22
44S. EmingerD0010010:20
62C. HagelinL0113011:31
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
43M. Biron2831.90359:49
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. AllenD00-41014:49
6T. GleasonD0012021:02
12E. StaalC0212022:39
13A. StewartR0001178:40
14A. NodlR000008:45
15T. RuutuR0111019:59
16B. SutterC0101017:09
19J. TlustyL1002012:59
23A. PonikarovskyL00-14013:14
25J. PitkanenD0110221:35
27D. JoslinD10-24020:52
28J. FaulkD0024221:21
36J. JokinenL00-12014:54
37T. BrentC00-1007:21
39P. DwyerR0011014:43
51T. KaberleD00-11020:35
53J. SkinnerL1005019:52
59C. LaRoseR00-20014:38
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30C. Ward2227.81558:13