NYR
51-24-7
NJD
48-28-6

21 SOG
31 SOG

Rangers put away Devils with three-goal third period

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

2011-12 Game No. 31; Road Game No. 18 Rangers' Record: 19-8-4
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Marian Gaborik snapped a third-period tie with the first of his two goals and then sealed the Rangers' win with an empty-netter as the Blueshirts beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Gaborik, who reached 600 NHL points with his first goal, also helped set up Artem Anisimov's second-period tally that tied the game 1-1. The Rangers (20-9-4) won their second straight and broke the Devils' four-game winning streak in the first of six meetings between Atlantic Division rivals.

Anisimov also had an assist, Carl Hagelin added a short-handed goal, and Derek Stepan chipped in two assists for the Rangers.

Travis Zajac's first goal of the season gave the Devils a 1-0 lead in the first period. New Jersey was without leading scorer Patrik Elias, who sat out because of an illness.

Anisimov tied it with his seventh goal with 2:30 left in the second period and Gaborik broke the deadlock 4:45 into the third after Anisimov sent a backhanded shot off the post that trickled behind goalie Martin Brodeur. Gaborik alertly knocked the rebound past Brodeur.

Hagelin made it 3-1 with 5:18 remaining, the fourth goal in 13 games for the rookie left wing. Gaborik closed the scoring with 3 seconds left, netting his 19th goal -- one shy of the NHL lead.

Henrik Lundqvist continued his mastery over New Jersey, winning for the 23rd time in 37 games with a 1.85 goals-against average. Lundqvist made 30 saves for his 13th win of the season.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist raised his record in head-to-head games against Martin Brodeur to an astounding 21-5-5. Brodeur is the winningest goaltender in NHL history, but Lundqvist has had his number for most of the past seven seasons.

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Lundqvist 2. Anisimov 3. Hagelin


THE BIGGER PICTURE
It is almost certain that the Rangers' game against the Flyers on Friday night at The Garden will be a game played for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Rangers have not led the Atlantic Division this late in the regular season in nearly three years (1/5/09).
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (29:09)
Shots -- Anisimov (4)
Hits -- Callahan (4)
Blocks -- McDonagh (5)
Takeaways -- Three players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Richards (17)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT NEW JERSEY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko Mike Rupp Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Tim Erixon Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Fedotenko, Rupp, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mike Rupp Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Carl Hagelin Brandon Dubinsky
Anisimov/Fedotenko Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Stralman/Bickel
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
NJD
Scoring Summary
1st Period
15:51NJD Travis Zajac (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Dainius Zubrus (9), Petr Sykora (11) 1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
17:28NYR Artem Anisimov (7) Snap shot - ASST: Derek Stepan (15), Marian Gaborik (11) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
04:45NYR Marian Gaborik (18) Snap shot - ASST: Artem Anisimov (14), Derek Stepan (16) 2 - 1 NYR
14:42NYR SHG - Carl Hagelin (4) Snap shot - ASST: Stu Bickel (1) 3 - 1 NYR
19:56NYR EN - Marian Gaborik (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Stepan (17) 4 - 1 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 25-26
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .968SH: 0-0
Artem Anisimov
2nd
Artem Anisimov
C
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 18:48
Carl Hagelin
3rd
Carl Hagelin
LW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:01
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:03NYR Mike Rupp  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Janssen
00:03NJD Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Rupp
01:47NJD David Clarkson  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Dubinsky
01:47NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Fighting (maj) against  David Clarkson
01:47NJD Eric Boulton  Misconduct (10 min)
01:47NYR Ryan Callahan  Misconduct (10 min)
05:48NYR John Mitchell  Hooking against  Matt Taormina
08:02NJD Dainius Zubrus  Holding the stick against  Ryan McDonagh
10:22NYR Dan Girardi  Hi-sticking against  Zach Parise
2nd Period
06:24NJD David Clarkson  Roughing against  Stu Bickel
06:24NYR Stu Bickel  Roughing against  David Clarkson
3rd Period
13:03NYR Ryan McDonagh  Closing hand on puck
shots by period
PeriodNYRNJD
1st412
2nd78
3rd1011
Total2131
Team Stats
CategoryNYRNJD
Power Plays0/10/3
Hits1415
Faceoff Wins2027
Giveaways33
Takeaways34
Blocked Shots146
Penalty Minutes2824
  • NY RANGERS
  • NEW JERSEY
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17B. DubinskyC0000517:28
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41S. BickelD0111211:40
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62C. HagelinL1013015:01
71M. RuppL000055:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist3031.96860:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5A. LarssonD0001021:50
8D. ZubrusR0100220:35
9Z. PariseL00-12023:30
14A. HenriqueC00-14020:46
15P. SykoraR01-14017:17
17I. KovalchukR00-36027:04
18T. SestitoL000006:09
19T. ZajacC10-14019:35
20R. CarterL00-21013:18
21M. TedenbyR00-22014:14
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23D. ClarksonR00-11716:15
24B. SalvadorD0000022:30
25C. JanssenR000052:58
28A. VolchenkovD00-11017:41
29M. FayneD0002016:50
32M. TaorminaD0003013:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30M. Brodeur1720.85057:47