From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 12, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game #61, Road #29)
• The Blueshirts defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Mellon Arena, the Rangers’ first win at Pittsburgh since a 4-3 overtime victory on Nov. 17, 2007.
• The Rangers improved to 27-27-7 (61 pts.) overall, including a 14-12-3 (31 pts.) mark in 29 road games this season.
• Forward Olli Jokinen notched the game-winning goal 1:02 into the overtime period, and assisted on the Rangers’ first goal of the game at 1:28 of the second period; Jokinen finished the contest with a game-high seven shots and registered a plus-two rating in 20:50 of icetime; he has now recorded seven points (two goals and five assists) in his last seven games, and five points (two goals and three assists) in five games as a Ranger.
• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 27 shots to improve to 24-22-6 overall, and 12-8-2 on the road this season; he has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 23 of his last 30 games dating back to a 2-1 win at Buffalo on Dec. 5, posting a 13-12-5 record, along with a 2.31 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and one shutout over the span.
• New York out-shot Pittsburgh, 39-27, including a 28-15 advantage following the first period; the Rangers also held a 32-22 advantage in hits over the Penguins, and won 31-of-54 faceoffs (57%).
• Brandon Dubinsky notched the Rangers’ first goal of the game at 1:28 of the second period, and registered three hits in 21:25 of icetime; the Blueshirts improved to 8-1-1 in games when he notches a goal.
• Rangers Alternate Captain Vinny Prospal gave New York its first lead of the game with an even strength tally at 9:44 of the second period, and led all forwards with 22:30 of icetime; he has now registered 13 points (five goals and eight assists) and a plus-six rating in the last 13 games.
• Defenseman Michal Rozsival assisted on Jokinen’s overtime game-winner, recorded five shots and tied for the game-high with three blocked shots in 21:31 of icetime; he has now tallied 22 points (seven goals and 15 assists) in 34 career regular season games vs. Pittsburgh; the Rangers improved to 7-2-3 when Rozsival registers a points.
• Rangers Captain Chris Drury tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s second period goal, and he registered his first fighting major since Mar. 9, 2008 vs. Boston, a 1-0 shootout win at Madison Square Garden.
• Defenseman Wade Redden recorded one assist and a plus-two rating in 25:35 of icetime; he leads the Rangers with 23 assists, and ranks first among team defensemen with 27 points in 55 career regular season contests vs. Pittsburgh; New York has now posted a record of 6-2-0 when he tallies a point this season.
• Rookie forward Artem Anisimov collected one assist and won six-of-seven faceoffs (86%); he has now registered three points (two goals and one assist) in the last two games vs. Pittsburgh.
• The Rangers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 14, when they will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), in their final game before the Olympic break; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.