Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rangers 3, Devils 0

The New York Rangers (7-5-1) defeated the New Jersey Devils (4-10-1) by the score of 3-0, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and

...missed the game last night. But nice win against a struggling team. These are the games they have to win if they want any chance of making the playoffs.

Here are the Rangers post game notes...

November 5, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 0 (Game No. 13, Away No. 7)

* The Rangers shutout the New Jersey Devils, 3-0, tonight at the Prudential Center to improve to 7-5-1 overall, including a 5-2-0 mark on the road. The Blueshirts have won six of their last nine games, posting a record of 6-3-0 during the stretch.

* New York has won 15 of their last 22 meetings with New Jersey since the start of the 2007-08 season, posting a record of 15-5-2 vs. the Devils, including a 7-3-1 mark at New Jersey during the stretch. Henrik Lundqvist, who has started in each of the Rangers’ last 27 games against the Devils, has registered a 2.08 goals against average, .927 save percentage and five shutouts in the 22-game stretch.

* Lundqvist turned aside all 33 shots he faced to post his second shutout of the season and 26th of his career, and improve to 6-4-1 overall. He has stopped 30 or more shots in eight of his 11 appearances this season and is now 5-2-0 in his last seven starts, registering a 1.87 goals against average, .937 save percentage and two shutouts over the span. Lundqvist, who has posted a record of 4-2-1 in seven road games, has posted both of his shutouts this season away from MSG.

* The Rangers’ goaltender improved his career record vs. New Jersey to 20-7-5 with a 1.83 goals against average, .936 save percentage and five shutouts in 32 regular season appearances.

* Brandon Dubinsky notched his third, two-goal performance of the season, led all skaters with six shots, led all forwards with 20:54 of ice time, and registered a plus-two rating. Dubinsky opened the game’s scoring with an even strength tally at 7:35 of the first period, and recorded his second shorthanded goal of the season at 3:41 of the third period. The two goals tied Dubinsky’s career-high, having accomplished the feat seven times in just over four seasons. He has now registered 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in the last eight games, including six goals in the last five contests. Dubinsky is now tied for the NHL lead with 10 goals and second with two shorthanded goals, and is tied for 10th in the league in scoring with 14 points in 13 games.

* Brian Boyle tallied a power play goal with 36 seconds remaining in the second period, and now ranks second on the team with five goals on the season.

* Boyle’s power play goal was the Rangers’ seventh in their last eight games, registering a 22.6% (7-31) success rate over the span.

* Artem Anisimov registered two assists, including one on Boyle’s power play goal, and has now tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last nine games, including six assists in the last six.

* Defenseman Dan Girardi tallied the primary assist on Boyle’s power play goal, registered a plus-two rating and led all skaters with 27:23 of ice time. Girardi leads the team in average ice time (24:28), and ranks second among Rangers’ defensemen with five assists and six points on the season.

* Alex Frolov and Todd White each registered one assist in the win. Frolov assisted on Dubinsky’s game winning goal at 7:35 of the first period. White recorded the only assist on Dubinsky’s shorthanded goal at 3:41 of the third period, and registered four shots in his return to the lineup after not dressing last night at Philadelphia.

* Marc Staal recorded a season-high, plus-two rating and logged 25:13 of ice time.

* After an off day tomorrow, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Nov. 7, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a four-game homestand. Prior to the game, the Blueshirts’ morning skate is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the MSG Training Center. The four-game homestand is the Rangers’ longest of the season. The contest will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.
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AnnoyingJoe said...

It's strange to see such a weak Devils team.

Kovulchuck was invisible. And he's too immature to lead a team in a big spot. See: the ridiculous center-ice elbow he threw in the 3rd. Thats really going to rally the troops, Ilya.

Frolov played much better, but then again, the way Dubinsky and Anisimov are playing, you could throw Hollweg on a line with them and he'd produce.

Boogaard was getting some good hits down low.

Section 315 said...

Watched the game last night on Time Warner MSG+ (in Brooklyn) and had mike and chico, the worst announcers ever. Today i turn on Rangers in 60 and hear Sam and Joe... Anyone know if there was a place to hear them last night?

ry-man said...

section 315 maybe it was msg2? im not sure. im extremely happy ilya kovalchuk is doing so poorly.

rusty said...

It was on MSG2 but not in HD so I suffered through the Devils broadcast to see the vastly superior picture. Actually, last night Chico wasn't as bad as I've heard him on other occaisions. He was complimentary to Duby and Hank and even said that the Dvils got away with one when they batted the puck into the stands while already a man down.

AnnoyingJoe said...

It's ridiculous that they wouold put the far superior broadcast team of Sam and Joe on that non-HD crap channel.

Emerick, with that stupid, sing-songey delivery and made up words (flubbed??) is so friggin overrated. He sounds like he's reading a children's book.

KCinMN said...

Second time I've had to endure the Devils' broadcasters this season. I haven't a clue as to why size matters SO MUCH to them in terms of who fights who. They brought up Avery not wanting to fight Clarkson (again) who are apparently a match made in heaven to fight. But when Boyle and Clarkson came together, they mentioned the unfair size advantage Boyle has over Clarkson. Based on their logic, Tie Domi would've never had anyone to fight with then. Idiots.