NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
December 9, 2009 – New York Rangers 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2 OT (Game #30, Road #16)
• The Blueshirts were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1, in overtime tonight at United Center, in an Original Six matchup.
• The Rangers are now 14-14-2 overall, including a 7-7-2 mark on the road.
• Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 39 saves, including 30 through the first two periods.
• Christopher Higgins opened the game’s scoring at 12:10 of the first period to extend his point streak to three games (two goals and one assist), and logged a team-high 26:00 of icetime; he has tallied a goal in each of the last two road games.
• Marian Gaborik recorded an assist on Higgins’ first period goal; he currently ranks second in the NHL in scoring with 39 points (21 goals and 18 assists).
• Defenseman Michal Rozsival collected an assist and blocked three shots in 25:48 of icetime; he has now recorded two points (one goal and one assist) in the last three games away from MSG.
• The Rangers blocked 17 shots as a team, led by Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan, who both registered a game-high four blocked shots.
• Ales Kotalik recorded a game-high six hits.
• Defenseman Wade Redden logged 16:37 of icetime in his return to the lineup after missing the previous five contests due to injury.
• The Rangers return to action on Saturday, December 12, when they will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their second meeting in eight days; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.