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NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 21, 2012 (Game 46, Away Game 25)
TD Garden – Boston, MA
1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
New York Rangers 0 2 0 1 3
Boston Bruins 0 2 0 0 2
– The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime today at TD Garden for their 30th win of the season, and are now 13-4-0 in their last 17 games.
– New York has posted a record of 30-12-4 (64 pts) on the season, including a 16-7-2 mark on the road. The Rangers have registered at least one point in 29 of their last 38 games (27-9-2), dating back to Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark.
– The Rangers have won five of their last six road games, out-scoring their opponent, 17-10, over the span, and are 11-3-0 in their last 14 games away from MSG.
– The Blueshirts extended their lead over the Bruins to two points for first place in the Eastern Conference Standings, and now rank first in the league with 64 points entering tonight’s games.
– The Rangers have now reached the 30-win mark in seven consecutive seasons. The last time New York posted 30+ wins in seven straight seasons was 1985-86 – 1993-94 (nine seasons).
– New York improved to 49-29-12 against Original Six teams since 2005-06, including an 18-5-2 mark vs. Boston over the span.
– The Rangers extended their winning streak against the Bruins to three games and have won seven of their last nine meetings, including four of the last five at Boston.
– 15 of the last 18 meetings between the Rangers and Bruins have been decided by one goal, including six games that required extra time and five that went to the shootout, dating back to Mar. 24, 2007. New York is 9-4-2 in one- goal games against Boston over the span.
– The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 4-4 (8:00) against the Bruins, and has now held opponents scoreless in 12 of the last 13 games (29-30, 96.7% over the span). New York is 54-59 (91.5%) on the penalty kill with five shorthanded goals in the last 22 contests.
– The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 27-12, and were credited with 22 blocked shots in the contest.
– Marian Gaborik notched two goals, including the game-winning, power play goal with 0:04 remaining in overtime, and registered five shots on goal in 18:44 of ice time. Gaborik extended his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists over the span), and is now tied for third in the NHL with 25 goals.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves to improve to 21-10-4 overall, including an 11-5-2 mark on the road. He was making his 21st consecutive start against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007, and has posted a 17-5-2 record with a 1.51 goals against average in 24 career regular season contests against the Bruins. Lundqvist has posted 30+ saves in 14 games this season, and is now 8-5-1 with a 2.11 goals against average, .939 save percentage and one shutout in those contests.
– Ryan Callahan opened the game’s scoring at 1:31 of the second period, and added a power play assist on the overtime, game-winning goal to earn third star honors. He has now tallied 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the last 14 games. Callahan also tied for the game-high with six hits and six shots on goal, was credited with three blocked shots and led all forwards with 23:39 of ice time.
– Brad Richards tallied the primary assist on the power play, game-winning goal in overtime, tied for the game-high with six shots on goal and logged 22:33 of ice time. The assist was his 20th in 31 career regular season contests against Boston.
– Brandon Prust recorded the lone assist on Callahan’s second period goal, tied for the game-high with six hits and was credited with two blocked shots in 17:35 of ice time.
– Dan Girardi registered his 100th career NHL assist with an assist on Gaborik’s second period goal, and led all skaters with a career-high, 33:31 of ice time. He has now recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games. Girardi has logged 30:00+ ice time 10 times in his career, including six times this season.
– Carl Hagelin tallied an assist on Gaborik’s second period goal, and logged 18:01 of ice time in the contest. He has now tallied nine points (four goals, five assists) in the last 13 games.
– Ryan McDonagh was credited with a game-high, seven blocked shots and logged a career-high, 32:04 of ice time. It is the first time in his career he logged 30:00+ of ice time in a game.
– After an off-day tomorrow, the Blueshirts’ next practice is scheduled for Monday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at MSG Training Center.
– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, January 24, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their final game before the NHL All-Star break. The game will be televised live on MSG 2 and can be heard on 970 The Apple.
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