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Post-game notes

Posted By On October 23, 2010 @ 11:30 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers | 34 Comments

From the Rangers:

October 23, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 2 (Game No. 6, Away Game No. 4)

* The Rangers defeated the Bruins, 3-2, tonight at TD Garden, tallying two goals in a 27-second span of the first period to win their second consecutive game.  The Blueshirts improved to 3-2-1 (seven pts) overall, including a 3-1-0 mark on the road.
* Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves, stopping each of his last 15 shots faced in the game’s final 27:33, to improve to 2-2-1 on the season and 2-1-0 on the road.  Lundqvist has now turned aside 30 or more shots in four of his five appearances this season.
* Artem Anisimov opened the game’s scoring with a power play goal at 11:34 of the first period, and won a team-high nine of 17 faceoffs (53%) in 19:08 of ice time.  Anisimov has tallied a goal in each of the last two games, and is now tied for the team lead with three goals and five points on the season.
* Defenseman Marc Staal notched the game winning goal just 48 seconds into the second period, and logged 21:06 of ice time in the contest.  The goal was Staal’s first of the season and his fourth career game-winner, and he is now tied for second among team defensemen in scoring with three points (one goal and two assists) on the season.
* Ryan Callahan recorded his 100th career NHL point with an assist on Staal’s game-winner, and led all team forwards with 22:45 of ice time.  He also tied for the team-high with four shots, four hits and two blocked shots in the contest.
* Alex Frolov registered a goal at 12:01 of the first period, just 27 seconds after Anisimov’s power play tally, and is now tied for fourth on the team in scoring with four points (two goals and two assists) in six games this season.
* Rookie defenseman Michael Sauer recorded his first career NHL point, tallying the primary assist on Frolov’s first period goal.
* Michal Rozsival registered a power play assist, logged a team-high 27:00 of ice time, and tied for the team-high with four hits and two blocked shots.  Rozsival has now tallied a point in four of six games, including an assist in each of the last two games, and leads all team defensemen with three assists and four points on the season.
* Brandon Dubinsky recorded a power play assist and tied for the team-high with four shots and two blocked shots in 22:43 of ice time.  Dubinsky is now tied for the team lead in scoring with five points and three goals.
* Erik Christensen tallied an assist on Frolov’s first period goal, and has now registered 13 points (five goals and eight assists) in 15 career regular season contests vs. the Bruins.  The 13 points is tied for the most against any team in his career, having also recorded 13 points (six goals and seven assists) in 22 career games vs. Philadelphia.
* The Rangers will return to action tomorrow, October 24, when they return home to face-off against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their first of 18 back-to-back sets on the season.  The game will be broadcast live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.  Please note there is no morning skate scheduled prior to tomorrow’s contest.  Head Coach John Tortorella will be available to the media at 5:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, located on the fifth floor of MSG.

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