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The Nashville Predators visited Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in the second game of back-to-back contests, losing to the New York Rangers 3-0. The loss ended Nashville’s five-game winning streak.
Henrik Lundqvist picked up the his third shutout of the season for the League-leading Rangers, stopping all 27 shots on goal from Nashville.
Anders Linback picked up the loss in goal for the Predators. Lindback stopped 26 of 28 shots on goal by the Rangers. The third Rangers goal was awarded automatically when Marty Erat was assessed a penalty on Ryan Callahan as he was skating in towards an empty net.
Dan Girardi opened scoring at 6:15 of the first period when the puck went in the Predators goal off of Nashville defenseman Jack Hillen.
The Rangers made it a 2-0 game in the middle frame when John Mitchell beat Lindback at 10:42 into the period.
Ryan Suter and Jerred Smithson were out of the lineup for Nashville. It was the first game all season that Suter didn’t play in for Nashville. The All-Star defenseman has an upper-body injury and left after the first period of Monday’s game against the Islanders.
Winners of eight of their last ten games, Nashville will try to get back on track on Thursday night when they visit Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. On Tuesday night, the Blue Jackets were down 2-0 to Edmonton but ended up winning the game 4-2.
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Yesterday, I posted that Henrik Lundqvist will be launching a clothing line called the "Crown Collection." Here's a preview of one of the items which will be unveiled January 19th...Proceeds from the sale will go to the Garden of Dreams Foundation....that hat is pretty sweet. Can't wait to see the rest of the collection.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook...
Henrik Lundqvist tweets out the logo of his crown collection which will benefit Garden of Dreams......assuming this is going to be a clothing line. And if so, with Hank involved you know it's going to be hot. Also great that sales will benefit Garden of Dreams....Hank truly is "The Most Interesting Man in the World."Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or...
Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers stayed atop the NHL standings with a 3-0 victory over Nashville that stopped the Predators' winning streak at five games on Tuesday night.
After Henrik Lundqvist and his teammates bounced back from a modest slump by shutting out the Nashville Predators, New York Rangers owner James Dolan decided to say what's been on his mind for a while: his club is Stanley Cup title material. "I think we're pretty close to getting that back," Dolan said after the Rangers beat Nashville 3-0 Tuesday night.
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0
Madison Square Garden
January 17, 2012
* Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first.
* Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.
* Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury.
* Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...
After last Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, despite the obscenity of it, you could say that the New York Rangers were still in first place so it was a game that the team could just put behind them and move on. While the Blueshirts will want to do the same after tonight’s loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden, there still has to be a little...
Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers stayed atop the NHL standings with a 3-0 victory over Nashville that stopped the Predators' winning streak at five games on Tuesday.
... though not nearly as entertaining:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Rangers stayed atop the NHL standings with a 3-0 victory over Nashville that stopped the Predators' winning streak at five games on Tuesday night.
The Nashville Predators headed into New York to play the Rangers, who have the best record in hockey, without two members of their "big three" and the result was somewhat predictable. The Predators five game winning streak was snapped in a 3-0 loss.Henrik Lundqvist put on a perfect performance, stopping all 27 Predator shots. Dan Girardi, John Mitchell, and Ryan Callahan...
Even without all-star Ryan Suter, the Predators are a damn good team. A team with balanced scoring. A hard working team. A team with another superstar defenseman in Shea Weber, and a team with good speed, and an outstanding coach. The Predators are very similar to the New York Rangers…without the budget. That budget, though, did not really help the Rangers at all, as the...
We had a major outage of all of our LoHud blogs last night, as I’m sure you are all aware. So apologies all around. Just glad it wasn’t my fault. I worried that maybe I pushed a wrong button or something, you know, being the techno wizard that I am.
Anyway, here are the belated pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers:
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