From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 1 (Game #63, Road #30)
• The Blueshirts defeated the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, tonight at Scotiabank Place, in their first game back from the Olympic break; the Blueshirts have won each of their last three games, and four of their last five.
• The Rangers improved to 29-27-7 (65 pts.) overall, including a 15-12-3 (33 pts.) mark in 30 road games this season.
• New York tallied four goals in the second period for the second consecutive game, having notched four goals in the middle frame of their 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden; the Rangers tallied three goals in a 2:02 span from 15:44 to 17:46 of the second.
• Ryan Callahan notched the Rangers first goal at 0:22 of the second, and added his second goal of the game later in the frame for his third multi-goal performance and eighth multi-point effort of the season; he also registered a game-high six shots, and led all Rangers with five hits in the contest.
• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 24 of 25 shots to improve to 26-22-6 overall, including a 13-8-2 mark on the road this season; Lundqvist made 24 straight saves after allowing a goal on his first shot faced at 3:51 of the first period; he has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 25 of his last 32 games dating back to a 2-1 win at Buffalo on Dec. 5, posting a 15-12-5 record, along with a 2.26 goals against average, a .923 save percentage and one shutout over the span.
• Sean Avery registered one goal and added an assist to post his fifth multi-point effort of the season, and has now registered four points (two goals and two assists) in the last five road games; the Rangers improved to 5-1-0 when he tallies a goal, and 12-4-1 when he records a point; Avery also posted a plus-two rating in the contest, and has posted a plus or even rating in 32 of the last 45 games and each of the last five contests.
• Brandon Dubinsky notched the game winning goal at 15:44 of the second period, increasing his team-leading total to five game-winners on the season; the Rangers improved to 9-1-1 in games when he notches a goal; Dubinsky leads the Rangers in game winning goals since the start of the 2008-09 season, with 12 of his 27 goals counting as the game-winner over the last two years.
• Erik Christensen tallied two assists in 18:18 of icetime, and he has now registered five points (two goals and three assists) in the last two games; the Rangers improved to 7-2-1 when he registers a point; with a plus-one rating tonight, Christensen has posted a plus or even rating in 26 of his 30 games as a Ranger, registering a plus-eight over the span.
• Forward Enver Lisin recorded one assist and logged 13:49 of icetime in his return to the lineup, after not dressing in each of the previous two games.
• Rangers defenseman Wade Redden tallied one assist and tied for the team-high with three blocked shots in 22:54 of icetime, and forward Brandon Prust recorded the primary assist on Dubinsky’s game-winning goal.
• The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Mar. 3, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
• The Rangers return to action on Thursday, Mar. 4, when they will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.