NYI
34-37-11
NYR
51-24-7

28 SOG
31 SOG

Rangers blank Islanders to take over top spot in East

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 34; Home Game No. 16 Rangers' Record: 22-8-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multi-goal game in the NHL, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the Rangers beat the Islanders 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Hagelin, in just his 16th NHL game, scored in the second and third periods for the surging Rangers (22-8-4) -- the Atlantic Division leaders, who leapfrogged defending Stanley Cup champion Boston into first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers finished a 3-0 homestand that included a pair of victories over the Isles in a five-day span. The Blueshirts' past four wins have been against division rivals. The Rangers begin a three-game trip at Washington on Wednesday that will conclude with the NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia next Monday.

Lundqvist improved to 23-11-5 against the Islanders with four shutouts. He has three shutouts this season. Joyous Rangers fans chanted "Hen-rik!" as the final moments ticked down.

Marian Gaborik sealed the win with his league-leading 22nd goal -- an empty-netter with 2:28 left. Gaborik scored for the fifth straight game, netting seven in the span, and matched his 2010-11 total.

After an uneventful first period, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead 5:14 into the second on the rookie Hagelin's fifth goal. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto made a slick, toe-drag move to get around forward Frans Nielsen in the high slot and sent the puck down to Ryan Callahan near the left post. Callahan moved it across the crease to Hagelin at the right post for the goal
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STAT OF THE GAME
This is the latest point in a regular season that the Rangers have led the Eastern Conference standings since the 1995-96 season. During that season, the Blueshirts held the top position through their games played on Mar. 15, 1996 (Game No. 68).

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


THE BIGGER PICTURE
All this and All-Star Marc Staal on the way back, too. The challenge now will be to sustain this huge burst of momentum well into the spring. This team's hard-working mindset will be its best asset in this regard. Like the saying goes, this could be the year.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- McDonagh (26:49)
Shots -- Richards, Hagelin (5)
Hits -- Stralman (6)
Blocks -- Five players tied (2)
Takeaways -- Girardi (2)
Faceoffs -- Stepan (15)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. ISLANDERS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky 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, Del Zotto, Stralman, Anisimov, Stepan, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
John Mitchell Ruslan Fedotenko
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Stralman/Bickel
1st2nd3rdT
NYI
NYR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:14NYR Carl Hagelin (5) ASST: Ryan Callahan (12), Michael Del Zotto (16) 1 - 0 NYR
3rd Period
06:32NYR Carl Hagelin (6) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (17), Ryan Callahan (13) 2 - 0 NYR
17:32NYR EN - Marian Gaborik (22) ASST: Anton Stralman (5) 3 - 0 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 26-26
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Carl Hagelin
2nd
Carl Hagelin
LW
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 13:21
Michael Del Zotto
3rd
Michael Del Zotto
D
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 21:25
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:20NYI Micheal Haley  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
02:20NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Micheal Haley
02:20NYI Micheal Haley  Instigator against  Stu Bickel
02:20NYI Micheal Haley  Misconduct (10 min)
03:53NYR Brad Richards  Tripping against  Frans Nielsen
08:04NYI Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Roughing against  Ryan Callahan
08:04NYR Dan Girardi  Kneeing against  John Tavares
08:04NYR Ryan Callahan  Roughing against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
2nd Period
10:29NYI Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Cross checking against  Ryan McDonagh
11:41NYR Ryan Callahan  Hooking against  Andrew MacDonald
3rd Period
11:00NYI Andrew MacDonald  Slashing against  John Mitchell
20:00NYR Mike Rupp  Slashing against  Matt Martin
shots by period
PeriodNYINYR
1st712
2nd1210
3rd99
Total2831
Team Stats
CategoryNYINYR
Power Plays0/30/3
Hits3131
Faceoff Wins2525
Giveaways67
Takeaways59
Blocked Shots1019
Penalty Minutes2315
  • NY ISLANDERS
  • NY RANGERS
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2M. StreitD00-21020:40
3T. HamonicD0002024:57
4M. EatonD00-10014:18
10M. MottauD00-10012:44
12J. BaileyL00-22015:08
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16M. ReasonerC0003012:50
17M. MartinL0000017:14
18M. HaleyC0000170:04
21K. OkposoR00-22012:01
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27M. JurcinaD00-23022:12
36T. WallaceR0001011:56
40M. GrabnerR00-20016:28
47A. MacDonaldD0001224:15
51F. NielsenC00-15014:48
91J. TavaresC00-12020:17
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
20E. Nabokov2830.93359:10
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5D. GirardiD0002224:25
8B. PrustL0000011:58
10M. GaborikR1013016:04
17B. DubinskyC0002018:17
19B. RichardsC0025215:35
21D. StepanC0010016:36
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24R. CallahanR0223413:17
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32A. StralmanD0132022:34
34J. MitchellC0002015:19
41S. BickelD0001513:54
42A. AnisimovC0011015:06
53T. ErixonD0001011:09
62C. HagelinL2025013:21
71M. RuppL000028:10
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist28281.00060:00