WPG
37-35-10
NYR
51-24-7

Lundqvist hits milestone as Rangers hit break in style

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 47; Home Game No. 22 Rangers' Record: 31-12-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Lundqvist (22-10-4) made his fifth consecutive start for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers, marking the busiest stretch of the season for Lundqvist since he played in New York's first six games. He won't be able to rest this weekend, either, because he will be in Ottawa for the NHL All-Star game, but he shows no signs of wearing down.

With Martin Biron in net, the Rangers had allowed only one goal in beating the Jets in their two previous meetings this season, and Lundqvist picked up where he left off. The All-Star earned his fifth shutout and 40th in seven NHL seasons.

The Rangers have won four of six.

Callahan gave the Rangers a 1-0 just 4:05 in when he got to a rebound of defenseman Anton Stralman's shot and slammed it into the wide-open left side of the net for his 17th of the season.

In the second period, Mitchell stretched the Rangers' lead to 2-0 with his fifth of the season and third in five games. Michael Del Zotto sent a pass across the Winnipeg zone and hit Mitchell in stride in the middle of the left circle for a hard snap shot that appeared to tick goalie Ondrej Pavelec's glove on its way to the top right corner at 13:22.

Richards pushed the lead to 3-0 with 3:38 left in the game, scoring his 16th this season and first in eight games.

When Winnipeg put pressure on Lundqvist, he was up to the task. Less than 3 minutes into the third period, Tanner Glass had a chance from point-blank range near the right post, but Lundqvist got over and stopped the drive with his pad and covered the puck.
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STAT OF THE GAME
Henrik Lundqvist's 40th career shutout moved him into a tie with Dave Kerr for second place on the Rangers’ all-time shutouts list. Lundqvist has allowed one goal or less in nine of his last 16 games, and has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 24 games this season. He ranks seventh among active goalies in career shutouts, and is one of only two NHL goaltenders to record 40 or more shutouts since the start of the 2005-06 season (Martin Brodeur, 41).

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Lundqvist 2. Callahan 3. Mitchell


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Rangers have reached the All-Star break as the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference and a leading contender for the Presidents' Trophy. With 35 games to go, this success is a testament to how much this team has demanded from itself since Day One.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (26:35)
Shots -- Gaborik, Dubinsky (5)
Hits -- Girardi (6)
Blocks -- Three players tied (3)
Takeaways -- Callahan (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (21)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. WINNIPEG
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Artem Anisimov John Mitchell
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Chad Johnson
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Del Zotto, Stralman, Dubinsky, Boyle, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mitchell/Hagelin Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Ryan Callahan
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
Ruslan Fedotenko Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Michael Del Zotto
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:05NYR Ryan Callahan (17) ASST: Anton Stralman (6), Brian Boyle (8) 1 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
13:22NYR John Mitchell (5) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (19), Derek Stepan (21) 2 - 0 NYR
3rd Period
16:22NYR Brad Richards (16) ASST: Ryan Callahan (19) 3 - 0 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 20-20
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Ryan Callahan
2nd
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:31
John Mitchell
3rd
John Mitchell
C
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 10:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:14NYR Mike Rupp  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Thorburn
06:14WPG Chris Thorburn  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Rupp
2nd Period
00:36WPG Jim Slater  Interference against  Brandon Dubinsky
05:33WPG Chris Thorburn  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Rupp
05:33NYR Mike Rupp  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Thorburn
10:53WPG Eric Fehr  Holding against  Brad Richards
16:43NYR Dan Girardi  Boarding against  Tanner Glass
3rd Period
03:49WPG Eric Fehr  Hi-sticking against  John Mitchell
06:29WPG Blake Wheeler  Hi-sticking against  Michael Del Zotto
17:05NYR Marian Gaborik  Interference against  Bryan Little
shots by period
PeriodWPGNYR
1st611
2nd68
3rd1012
Total2231
Team Stats
CategoryWPGNYR
Power Plays0/20/4
Hits3432
Faceoff Wins2526
Giveaways47
Takeaways26
Blocked Shots1317
Penalty Minutes1814
  • WINNIPEG
  • NY RANGERS
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