Monday, March 30, 2009

Rangers Alive and Well After Slaughter of Devils


Don't count the New York Rangers out just yet. The Rangers who have been clinging to a playoff berth throughout the winter are starting to look more and more like a certain playoff participant. Monday night, the Rangers shut out the rival New Jersery Devils 3-0 at Madison Square Garden.
The once untouchable Martin Brodeur was effected big time against the Rangers, and it didn't help that the Devils offense took a night off.
In the second period, the Rangers went to work on Brodeur. Brandon Dubinsky scored his 11th goal of the year to open the scoring at 1-0. Two minutes later, Daniel Girardi scored his 4th goal of the year to make it 2-0 Blue Shirts.

Later in the period, Ryan Callahan scored his 21st goal of the year with assists from Scott Gomez and Sean Avery.

Henrik Lundqvist had a huge night for the Rangers, recording 38 saves in 38 opportunites, which included four shots from Jamie Langenbruner and five shots Brian Roslton. BOXSCORE.

The Rangers are now 40-28-9 with 89 points, placing them seventh in the playoff race. The Devils fall to 47-25-4 on the year and fall to the number three seed in the playoff race. The Devils have now lost five straight games.

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