From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 1 (Game #45, Road #22)
• The Blueshirts defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-1, today at TD Garden, and have now recorded a point in 11 of their last 12 games (8-1-3).
• The Rangers are now 22-17-6 (50 pts.) overall, including a 12-7-3 (27 pts.) mark on the road; New York have posted a record of 8-1-1 (17 pts.) against the Northeast Division, and have out-scored their opponents, 33-18, in
10 games this season.
• New York improved to 36-17-10 (82 pts.) against Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 14-3-2 mark vs. Boston over the span; the Rangers’ .651% winning percentage ranks second among Original Six teams over the span.
• Brandon Dubinsky tied his career-high with three points (one goal and two assists), including the game-winning goal; he has now recorded 12 points (five goals and seven assists) in the last 10 games.
• Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves, including 15 in the third period and a penalty shot in the first, to record his 20th win of the season; he has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 14 of his last 17 games.
• Erik Christensen registered one goal, assisted on the game-winning goal, and tied for the team-high with four hits; he has recorded at least one point in five of the last six games, registering seven points (three goals and four assists) in the last six games.
• Rookie defenseman Michael Del Zotto opened the game’s scoring with an even strength tally at 7:56 of the first period; entering today’s contest, Del Zotto was tied for second in the NHL among rookies in assists, sixth in points and 11th in goals.
• Marian Gaborik tallied one assist in 20:35 of icetime; he has now recorded a point in 33 of 43 games this season, including five goals and 12 points in the last 12 games.
• Defenseman Dan Girardi recorded an assist on Del Zotto’s first period goal, and finished with four hits and four blocked shots; Girardi was tied for ninth in the NHL with 97 blocked shots entering today’s contest.
• The Blueshirts next practice is scheduled for Monday, January 11 (11:00 a.m.), at the MSG Training Center.
• The Rangers return to action on Tuesday, January 12, when they will face-off against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in a matchup between Atlantic Division rivals; the game will be nationally televised live on Versus and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.