NYR
51-24-7
FLA
38-26-18

25 SOG
28 SOG

Blueshirts blow away Panthers in tuneup for Classic

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 36; Road Game No. 20 Rangers' Record: 23-9-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots, and the Rangers earned a 4-1 victory against the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for the Rangers, who have won six of seven and will play the Philadelphia Flyers in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

Ryan McDonagh had two assists for the Rangers, who lead the Eastern Conference with 50 points.

Matt Bradley scored for the Panthers.

It didn't take long for the Rangers to score.

Ryan Callahan skated up the left side, stopped along the boards just outside the faceoff circle, and threaded a pass to Hagelin, who deflected a pass past Scott Clemmensen 35 seconds into the game.

Later in the first period, Richards beat Clemmensen with a wrist shot and Del Zotto scored from the blue line ending Clemmensen's night. Clemmensen stopped 11 of 14 shots before being replaced by Jose Theodore.

Dubinsky gave the Rangers a 4-0 lead on an impressive goal as he weaved through traffic and fired a backhand by Theodore for his fourth of the season.

Lundqvist was sharp throughout, stopping seven shots in the first, 11 in the second and nine in the final period.

Theodore turned away 10 of 11 shots for the Panthers, who have lost four of five.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers improved to 23-9-4 (50 points) on the season, including a 12-6-2 road mark. The Rangers' .694 winning percentage ranks second in the league, while their nine regulation losses are tied for the fewest in the NHL. The last time the Rangers had at least 50 points after 36 regular-season games was in the 1993-94 Stanley Cup championship season, when they reached 50 points in 35 games and had 53 through 36.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Richards 2. Lundqvist 3. Hagelin


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Rangers are right where they want to be heading for the big stage of the NHL Winter Classic. They have won six of seven games and put themselves in a position where 2012 is beginning to shape up as the team's most memorable year since 1994.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (28:11)
Shots -- Stepan (6)
Hits -- Girardi (5)
Blocks -- Bickel (4)
Takeaways -- Dubinsky, Anisimov (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (14)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT FLORIDA
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
Jeff Woywitka Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Hagelin, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Michael Del Zotto Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Del Zotto/Woywitka Anton Stralman
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
FLA
Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:35NYR Carl Hagelin (7) ASST: Ryan Callahan (15), Ryan McDonagh (11) 1 - 0 NYR
05:10NYR Brad Richards (13) ASST: Jeff Woywitka (5) 2 - 0 NYR
15:37NYR Michael Del Zotto (5) ASST: Brad Richards (15), Carl Hagelin (4) 3 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
07:41NYR Brandon Dubinsky (4) ASST: Ryan McDonagh (12) 4 - 0 NYR
09:28FLA Matt Bradley (2) ASST: Erik Gudbranson (2) 4 - 1 NYR
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Brad Richards
1st
Brad Richards
C
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 19:03
Henrik Lundqvist
2nd
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 22-23
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .964SH: 0-0
Matt Bradley
3rd
Matt Bradley
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 9
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 16:24
Penalty Summary
1st Period
11:00NYR Michael Del Zotto  Holding against  Matt Bradley
18:28NYR Ryan Callahan  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jose Theodore
2nd Period
15:14FLA Tomas Kopecky  Tripping against  Dan Girardi
3rd Period
05:35NYR Derek Stepan  Tripping against  Brian Campbell
19:52FLA Tomas Kopecky  Match penalty against  Mike Rupp
19:52NYR Mike Rupp  Fighting (maj) against  Tomas Kopecky
19:52NYR Mike Rupp  Game misconduct
19:52NYR Michael Del Zotto  Hi-sticking against  Tomas Kopecky
19:52FLA Krys Barch  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
PeriodNYRFLA
1st157
2nd812
3rd29
Total2528
Team Stats
CategoryNYRFLA
Power Plays0/10/4
Hits3643
Faceoff Wins2126
Giveaways26
Takeaways610
Blocked Shots186
Penalty Minutes2322
  • NY RANGERS
  • FLORIDA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD1023428:11
5D. GirardiD0011024:35
6J. WoywitkaD011109:14
8B. PrustL000009:11
10M. GaborikR0002013:45
17B. DubinskyC1003017:02
19B. RichardsC1132019:03
21D. StepanC0006215:31
22B. BoyleC0001015:50
24R. CallahanR0131224:04
26R. FedotenkoL0000013:41
27R. McDonaghD0200023:06
32A. StralmanD0011019:54
34J. MitchellC0000010:27
41S. BickelD0012013:42
42A. AnisimovC0000015:09
62C. HagelinL1131014:37
71M. RuppL0001156:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2728.96460:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
7D. KulikovD00-30018:31
8T. KennedyL00-11011:15
9S. WeissC00-14020:34
13M. SantorelliC00-10015:15
14T. FleischmannL00-32020:06
18S. MatthiasC00-25015:02
21K. BarchR00101011:22
22M. BradleyR10-21016:24
27M. RepikR0003012:06
29B. ThomasR000109:58
32K. VersteegL00-12022:32
36M. CullenC001008:55
43M. WeaverD00-40017:10
44E. GudbransonD0110014:04
51B. CampbellD0002028:52
52J. GarrisonD00-14026:33
55E. JovanovskiD0011014:50
82T. KopeckyR00021216:27
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30S. Clemmensen1114.78615:37
60J. Theodore1011.90942:27