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

28 SOG
24 SOG

Comeback victory completes a season sweep of Jets

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 77; Road Game No. 39 Rangers' Record: 49-21-7
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the Rangers moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan also scored, and Marian Gaborik added a pair of assists for the Rangers (49-21-7), who lead Pittsburgh by five points in the Eastern Conference.

The Blueshirts are tied with Western Conference-leading St. Louis with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge because of one more non-shootout victory.

Spencer Machacek and Bryan Little scored for the Jets (35-34-9), who are 10th in the East with 76 points. The Rangers went 4-0 vs. Winnipeg this season.

Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves for the Rangers, who swept a two-game trip following a win at Minnesota on Tuesday. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots for Winnipeg.

The Jets had all three power plays in a scoreless first period, including a two-man advantage for 1:44, and outshot the Rangers 11-4., but failed to score.

That changed soon after when Winnipeg connected for a pair of quick goals, but the Rangers responded with a short-handed goal and a power-play tally.

With Rangers center Brandon Dubinsky in the box for slashing, Callahan took the puck behind the net, spun around and sent a pass to Del Zotto in the slot. The defenseman put a low shot under Pavelec at 7:44.

While Jets forward Alex Burmistrov was off for holding, Callahan scored his 28th goal of the season at 18:23.

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STATS OF THE GAME
The Blueshirts' 49 wins are tied for third most in franchise history (1970-71), while their 105 points are tied for fourth in team history (1991-92). The Rangers have posted a combined record of 19-4-5 in back-to-back games this season, including a 10-2-2 (6-0-0 at home, 4-2-2 on the road) mark in the second game. The Rangers also completed a sweep of the season series against the Jets (4-0-0), outscoring Winnipeg 12-3 in the four games.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Del Zotto 2. Callahan 3. Boyle


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Having clinched their playoff berth so early, the Rangers are getting a unique opportunity to sample some playoff environments (hostile road crowds, desperate teams, etc.). Winnipeg had all of that -- and a lead -- Wednesday, but the Blueshirts still rallied to win.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Callahan (27:20)
Shots -- Richards (5)
Hits -- Four players tied (3)
Blocks -- Three players tied (4)
Takeaways -- Four players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (26)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT WINNIPEG
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Artem Anisimov John Mitchell Mike Rupp
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Stepan, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brian Boyle Brandon Dubinsky
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Girardi/Stepan/Stralman
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
WPG
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:58WPG Spencer Machacek (2) ASST: Ben Maxwell (5), Mark Stuart (10) 1 - 0 WPG
04:54WPG Bryan Little (23) ASST: Blake Wheeler (44), Andrew Ladd (21) 2 - 0 WPG
07:44NYR SHG - Michael Del Zotto (8) ASST: Ryan Callahan (25) 2 - 1 WPG
18:23NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (28) ASST: Marian Gaborik (32), Michael Del Zotto (30) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
03:07NYR Brian Boyle (9) ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (9), Ryan McDonagh (24) 3 - 2 NYR
10:06NYR PPG - Derek Stepan (17) ASST: Marian Gaborik (33), Brad Richards (37) 4 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Michael Del Zotto
1st
Michael Del Zotto
D
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 23:52
Ryan Callahan
2nd
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 27:20
Evander Kane
3rd
Evander Kane
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 0PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 16:40
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:24NYR Stu Bickel  Holding against  Antti Miettinen
10:41NYR Ryan McDonagh  Tripping against  Blake Wheeler
14:20NYR Anton Stralman  Delay of game
2nd Period
00:27NYR Brian Boyle  Boarding against  Evander Kane
06:35NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Slashing against  Alexander Burmistrov
08:19WPG Evander Kane  Slashing against  Henrik Lundqvist
18:00WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Holding against  Mike Rupp
18:52WPG Andrew Ladd  Hi stick - double minor against  Brian Boyle
3rd Period
05:56NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
05:56WPG Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
08:46WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Holding against  Marc Staal
shots by period
PeriodNYRWPG
1st411
2nd158
3rd95
Total2824
Team Stats
CategoryNYRWPG
Power Plays2/50/5
Hits2621
Faceoff Wins3623
Giveaways810
Takeaways46
Blocked Shots2412
Penalty Minutes1515
  • NY RANGERS
  • WINNIPEG
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