New York Rangers Stay Alive with Win Over New Jersey Devils

March 25th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist was absolutely brilliant tonight, and deserved the win against the New Jersey Devils.

It wasn't pretty, but the Rangers would get him that 30th win in a shootout, with some late game heroics by Chris Drury. Lundqvist is now the only goaltender in NHL history to have five straight 30 wins seasons to start a career.

The first period was played predominately in their own end, and the Rangers were out-shot 9 to 4. Ilya Kovalchuk would score his first goal in three games against the Rangers since being acquired by New Jersey. The play was a result of blown coverage by both Redden and Gilroy, but more so to Redden for failing to cover the streaking Kovalchuk. Jody Shelley and Andrew Peeters would also fight, with Shelley having the edge early, before Peeters caught up at the very end.

The Rangers would get the goal back in the second, though, as Brandon Dubinsky continues to raise his career highs, netting his 17th of the season on the powerplay, with assists from Del Zotto and Avery. The Rangers would head into the third period tied 1-1.

But the Devils would grab the lead for the second ...

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