NYR
51-24-7
BOS
49-29-4

20 SOG
42 SOG

Henrik shines as Rangers leave Bruins in their wake

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 55; Road Game No. 29 Rangers' Record: 37-13-5
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
• Full Highlights | Tortorella Postgame • Lundqvist, Callahan, Boyle Postgame
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves for his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season, and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Tuesday night to widen the gap between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers won their fourth straight game and opened a nine-point lead over Boston in the East.

Ryan Callahan scored for the sixth time in four games, and Ryan McDonagh and Artem Anisimov also had goals for the Rangers, who were outshot 42-20. It was Lundqvist's 42nd career shutout.

Tim Thomas made 17 saves for the Bruins, who are 6-7-1 in their last 14 games.

The Rangers won their second straight game in Boston this season, and Lundqvist has been a big reason why. He also beat the Bruins 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 21, and he is 18-5-2 against them in his career, with six shutouts.

Lundqvist is now 7-1 in his last eight games with three shutouts, and he hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of those games. His 42 saves were a season high.

Callahan opened the scoring midway through the first period with a power-play goal when he deflected a pass from Michael Del Zotto past Thomas. That gave Callahan 23 goals for the season, tying the career high he set last season.

McDonagh made it 2-0 with just 12 seconds left in the first. It stayed that way until Anisimov skated in on the right side, faked the crossing pass to Del Zotto and snapped off a quick wrist shot past Thomas' glove to make it 3-0 with 17:07 left in the game.
• COMMENT ON BLUESHIRTS UNITED | PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
This was the 12th time in Henrik Lundqvist's career that he has posted 40 or more saves in a game, and he is now 7-0-5 with a 1.37 goals against average, .968 save percentage and four shutouts in those 12 games. Lundqvist is now 7-1-0 with a 1.10 goals against average, .960 save percentage and three shutouts in his last eight games.

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


THE BIGGER PICTURE
You have to go back to the prime of Rod Gilbert and Eddie Giacomin to find a Rangers team that was this good at this point in the season. Winning the Eastern Conference seems more and more like a matter of destiny for these determined, unbreakable Blueshirts.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (28:08)
Shots -- Gaborik, Callahan (3)
Hits -- Boyle (4)
Blocks -- Girardi, Prust (3)
Takeaways -- Three players tied (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (27)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT BOSTON
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Stu Bickel
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Steve Eminger
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Boyle, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Carl Hagelin Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Marc Staal
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
BOS
Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:09NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (23) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (23), Marian Gaborik (22) 1 - 0 NYR
19:48NYR Ryan McDonagh (6) ASST: NONE 2 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
02:53NYR Artem Anisimov (10) ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (19), Anton Stralman (9) 3 - 0 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 42TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 38-38
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Ryan Callahan
2nd
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:05
Ryan McDonagh
3rd
Ryan McDonagh
D
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 26:49
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:21BOS Zdeno Chara  Closing hand on puck
2nd Period
17:40BOS Rich Peverley  Roughing against  Marc Staal
17:40NYR Marc Staal  Roughing against  Rich Peverley
3rd Period
01:04BOS Milan Lucic  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Brandon Prust
01:04NYR Brandon Prust  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Milan Lucic
18:10NYR Steve Eminger  Tripping against  Andrew Ference
shots by period
PeriodNYRBOS
1st1210
2nd514
3rd318
Total2042
Team Stats
CategoryNYRBOS
Power Plays1/10/1
Hits3132
Faceoff Wins3832
Giveaways19
Takeaways84
Blocked Shots227
Penalty Minutes66
  • NY RANGERS
  • BOSTON
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0110016:47
5D. GirardiD0010028:08
8B. PrustL0000216:15
10M. GaborikR0113017:30
17B. DubinskyC0111016:21
18M. StaalD0000219:07
19B. RichardsC0002017:34
21D. StepanC0011017:04
22B. BoyleC0002016:59
24R. CallahanR1003018:05
27R. McDonaghD1012026:49
32A. StralmanD0110013:23
34J. MitchellC001109:17
41S. BickelD000106:44
42A. AnisimovC1012015:37
44S. EmingerD0001215:18
62C. HagelinL0001016:02
71M. RuppL000007:10
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist42421.00060:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
11G. CampbellC0001010:48
14J. CorvoD00-12019:37
17M. LucicL0001217:20
19T. SeguinC00-17019:24
20D. PailleL0000011:04
21A. FerenceD0001017:52
22S. ThorntonL000109:47
23C. KellyC0002013:41
33Z. CharaD00-16223:53
37P. BergeronC00-14018:18
38J. CaronR0000011:10
44D. SeidenbergD00-14020:43
46D. KrejciC00-15017:13
49R. PeverleyC00-13215:58
54A. McQuaidD0002014:52
55J. BoychukD00-12022:20
63B. MarchandL00-10018:31
67B. PouliotL0001012:41
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30T. Thomas1720.85060:00