FLA
38-26-18
NYR
51-24-7
OT
21 SOG
41 SOG

Rangers make it eight of nine, beat Florida 3-2 in OT

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 38; Home Game No. 17 Rangers' Record: 25-9-4
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GAME RECAP

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Marian Gaborik scored 3:29 into overtime for the Rangers, who outlasted the Florida Panthers 3-2 and moved to the top of the NHL standings on Thursday with their eighth win in nine games.

Gaborik took a drop pass from Derek Stepan in the high slot and slapped in a drive for his 23rd goal of the season. New York (25-9-4) stayed one point ahead of Boston, but jumped one point in front of Vancouver, which was idle.

Martin Biron, starting for the fourth time in nine games to give No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist a lighter workload, made 19 saves. Defenseman Anton Stralman and captain Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers, who showed no ill effects coming back to play indoors after their Winter Classic victory.

Marcel Goc and Mike Santorelli scored goals, Mikael Samuelsson had two assists and Scott Clemmensen stopped 38 shots for the  Panthers, 0-2-3 in their last five road games.

The Rangers took their first lead of the night 4:24 into the third when Callahan scored his 14th goal during a power play.

Brad Richards' shot from above the left circle clipped the glove of defenseman Mike Weaver as he tried to block the drive and then hit Callahan in front before getting past Clemmensen. But there wasn't even enough time for the goal to be announced to the joyous crowd before the Panthers tied it  36 seconds later.

Former President Bill Clinton was in attendance, and caught a puck tossed to him as he sat by the glass.
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STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers’ 2011-12 season .711 winning percentage is the team’s best start through 38 games since the 1993-94 Stanley Cup championship season (26-9-3, .724 win%), and is tied for fourth-best start in the franchise's 86-year history.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. Richards 3. Stralman


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The rest of the NHL is didn't need HBO to start learning an important lesson about these Rangers: This is a very hard team to beat, and even tougher to beat at home. As we see in baseball, this all looks like a two-team race between New York and Boston.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (26:36)
Shots -- Dubinsky (6)
Hits -- Girardi (9)
Blocks -- McDonagh (4)
Takeaways -- Fedotenko, Hagelin (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (22)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. FLORIDA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle Ruslan Fedotenko
John Mitchell Mike Rupp Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Brian Boyle
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
1st2nd3rdOTT
FLA
NYR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:16FLA Marcel Goc (3) ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (6), Matt Bradley (4) 1 - 0 FLA
17:44NYR Anton Stralman (1) ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (7) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:24NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (14) ASST: Brad Richards (16), Dan Girardi (11) 2 - 1 NYR
05:00FLA Mike Santorelli (5) ASST: Brian Campbell (29), Mikael Samuelsson (7) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
03:29NYR Marian Gaborik (23) ASST: Derek Stepan (18), Michael Del Zotto (18) 3 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Marian Gaborik
1st
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:53
Brad Richards
2nd
Brad Richards
C
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 26:06
Scott Clemmensen
3rd
Scott Clemmensen
SA: 41TOI: 63:29
GA: 3EV: 35-37
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .927SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
19:45FLA Mike Weaver  Boarding against  Ruslan Fedotenko
2nd Period
12:34NYR Ruslan Fedotenko  Boarding against  Mike Santorelli
3rd Period
03:47FLA Mike Santorelli  Too many men on the ice
09:17FLA Mikael Samuelsson  Too many men on the ice
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodFLANYR
1st816
2nd58
3rd814
OT03
Total2141
Team Stats
CategoryFLANYR
Power Plays0/11/3
Hits3050
Faceoff Wins3329
Giveaways26
Takeaways710
Blocked Shots1714
Penalty Minutes62
  • FLORIDA
  • NY RANGERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
7D. KulikovD0003023:02
8T. KennedyL000006:49
9S. WeissC00-11020:17
13M. SantorelliC1012010:59
14T. FleischmannL0000019:38
18S. MatthiasC00-21016:20
22M. BradleyR0121017:46
26M. SamuelssonR0223017:12
27M. RepikR00-12011:11
29B. ThomasR000006:21
32K. VersteegL0001018:22
43M. WeaverD00-10222:05
44E. GudbransonD0004013:11
51B. CampbellD0100026:20
52J. GarrisonD0000026:23
55E. JovanovskiD0011016:20
57M. GocC1011018:10
82T. KopeckyR00-11018:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30S. Clemmensen3841.92763:29
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0102026:36
5D. GirardiD0102024:48
8B. PrustL000107:29
10M. GaborikR1003018:53
17B. DubinskyC0006021:13
18M. StaalD0003012:51
19B. RichardsC0105026:06
21D. StepanC0102019:26
22B. BoyleC0004013:00
24R. CallahanR1004024:54
26R. FedotenkoL0100213:01
27R. McDonaghD0002022:03
32A. StralmanD1013023:21
34J. MitchellC000007:11
41S. BickelD00-11012:36
42A. AnisimovC00-11017:32
62C. HagelinL0000011:54
71M. RuppL000209:02
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
43M. Biron1921.90563:29