The New York Rangers continued to find ways
to rack up points with a 4-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils that was not
nearly as lopsided as the final score would indicate. The Rangers scored late in the second period
to tie it up and added three more in the final period for their 19th win of the
Marian Gaborik had two goals, and assist on
the evening recording his 600th career point as well. The two goals give Gaborik four in two games
and 19 for the season leaving him only three goals shy of last season’s total.
Gaborik took a huge hit from Anton Volchenkov
in the neutral zone, but made the pass to Derek Stepan who broke down the right
side and made a beautiful pass across to Artem Anisimov for the tying
goal. Gaborik broke the tie converting
on an Artem Anisimov rebound early in the third and capped the scoring with
The score alone won’t show just how huge
Henrik Lundqvist was tonight, but his teammates recognized his work by giving
him the hat tonight. Lundqvist made 30
saves in all, including a number of huge ones during the first two periods when
the team was outshot 20-8.
Carl Hagelin continued to impress as well
scoring another shorthanded goal when he broke in down the right side and beat
Brodeur with a beautiful shot short side.
- Girardi was a beast all night again.
- Bickel was solid and did a good job standing up for Hagelin
when Clarkson took liberties.
- Dubinsky, while still not finishing, was much better