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NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4)
-The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action.
-Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win, while facing his former SEL team.
-Kris Newbury opened the game’s scoring at 2:24 of the first period, added an assist and posted a plus-two rating in the contest.
-Michael Del Zotto tallied two points (one goal, one assist), posted a plus-two rating and logged 23:35 of ice time.
-Erik Christensen notched the eventual game-winning goal at 11:43 of the second period, registered four shots on goal and posted a 79.0% face-off winning percentage.
-Mats Zuccarello registered two assists, including the primary assist on the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating in the contest.
-Mike Rupp notched his first point as a Blueshirt with a goal and led the team with five shots on goal.
-Brian Boyle recorded an assist and led all skaters with four hits in the contest.
-Brendan Bell registered an assist in the contest, and is now tied for the Rangers preseason lead in scoring with three points (one goal, two assists).
-Stu Bickel and Ryan Bourque each collected their first point of the preseason with one assist apiece.
-Please note the Rangers have a scheduled off-day tomorrow, October 1.
-The New York Rangers will return to action on Sunday, October 2, when they will face-off against HC Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak Extraliga in Bratislava, Slovakia (11:00 a.m. ET). The contest will be televised live on MSG Network.
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