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

Callahan makes victory happen yet again at Toronto

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 75; Road Game No. 37 Rangers' Record: 47-21-7
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Callahan's shootout goal gave the Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre and lifted the Rangers into a tie atop the NHL standings.

The Rangers captain moved in on goalie Jonas Gustavsson and wired a shot top corner in the third round to clinch it. Brad Richards also scored for the Rangers in the shootout. Tim Connolly had Toronto's lone goal in the tiebreaker.

Marian Gaborik, with two goals, and Brandon Dubinsky scored in regulation for the Blueshirts (47-21-7). Henrik Lundqvist made 22 stops, and Richards added two assists for the Rangers.

The Rangers, who lead Pittsburgh by three points in the Eastern Conference, are tied with Western-leading St. Louis with 101 points. The Rangers have one more win than the Blues and currently own the tiebreaker for the Presidents' Trophy.

Joey Crabb had a goal and an assist, and Cody Franson and Connolly also had goals for the Leafs (33-34-9), who got 30 saves from Gustavsson. Toronto has lost nine straight at home, dating to a win over Edmonton on Feb. 6.

Both teams had chances to end it in overtime, including a shot from Toronto's Phil Kessel on a partial break that just went wide. Nazem Kadri was also stopped from point-blank range by Lundqvist.

Gaborik scored his second of the night and 37th of the season at 4:19 of the third on a beautiful saucer pass from Richards. He took the feed in the slot and beat Gustavsson between the legs.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
The Blueshirts were credited with a season-high, 55 hits, led by Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan who registered six hits apiece. The Rangers also recorded 20 blocked shots in the contest, including a game-high, four blocked shots from Michael Del Zotto.

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


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Reaching 100 points in an NHL season is a big accomplishment, and the Rangers did it with seven games remaining. The Blueshirts' 101 points are already the most the team's Presidents' Trophy and Stanley Cup championship season of 1993-94.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- McDonagh (28:29)
Shots -- Gaborik, Stepan (5)
Hits -- Callahan, Stepan (6)
Blocks -- Del Zotto (4)
Takeaways -- Anisimov, Hagelin (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (19)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT TORONTO
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
Stu Bickel Tim Erixon
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Anisimov, Richards, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brian Boyle Brandon Dubinsky
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Dan Girardi Tim Erixon
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Anisimov/Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
Scoring Summary
1st Period
09:11TOR Cody Franson (5) ASST: Phil Kessel (41), Tyler Bozak (27) 1 - 0 TOR
12:19NYR Marian Gaborik (36) ASST: Tim Erixon (2), Brad Richards (34) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
06:53TOR Joey Crabb (10) ASST: David Steckel (3), Dion Phaneuf (32) 2 - 1 TOR
15:29NYR Brandon Dubinsky (9) ASST: John Mitchell (11) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
04:19NYR Marian Gaborik (37) ASST: Brad Richards (35) 3 - 2 NYR
04:37TOR Tim Connolly (12) ASST: Joey Crabb (12), David Steckel (4) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1TORTyler Bozak - Save
2NYRMarian Gaborik - Save
3TORTim Connolly - Goal
4NYRBrad Richards - Goal
5TORNazem Kadri - Save
6NYRRyan Callahan - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDToronto Maple LeafsNew York Rangers
1Tyler BozakMarian Gaborik
2Tim ConnollyBrad Richards
3Nazem KadriRyan Callahan
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Callahan
1st
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:08
Marian Gaborik
2nd
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:07
Joey Crabb
3rd
Joey Crabb
RW
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 18:08
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:11TOR Joey Crabb  Holding against  Marc Staal
2nd Period
04:15TOR Ryan Hamilton  Slashing against  John Mitchell
3rd Period
05:54NYR Derek Stepan  Hooking against  Tyler Bozak
07:59NYR Brian Boyle  Hi-sticking against  Phil Kessel
11:53NYR Dan Girardi  Tripping against  Phil Kessel
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodNYRTOR
1st76
2nd1610
3rd57
OT52
Total3325
Team Stats
CategoryNYRTOR
Power Plays0/20/3
Hits5545
Faceoff Wins2135
Giveaways511
Takeaways107
Blocked Shots2011
Penalty Minutes64
  • NY RANGERS
  • TORONTO
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8B. PrustL0000015:37
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19B. RichardsC0203022:13
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34J. MitchellC011104:38
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53T. ErixonD010109:41
62C. HagelinL0001019:29
71M. RuppL001105:03
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2225.88065:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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3D. PhaneufD0105028:43
4C. FransonD1001019:11
9C. ArmstrongR00-1003:39
12T. ConnollyC1012021:20
15M. LombardiC0012023:09
20D. SteckelC0201018:53
24J. LilesD0002020:28
36C. GunnarssonD00-10022:12
37C. AshtonR000002:16
38J. RosehillL00-1002:49
42T. BozakC0112024:59
43N. KadriC00-12015:40
46J. CrabbR1112218:08
48R. HamiltonL00-11211:42
51J. GardinerD0011023:22
81P. KesselR0111025:06
84M. GrabovskiC00-12018:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
50J. Gustavsson3033.90964:29