NY Rangers 5, San Jose 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 6-4-0-0 1-2-0-0 5-2-0-0 L1
NY Rangers 4-3-1-2 1-1-0-1 3-2-1-1 W1

Recap

Captain Ryan Callahan scored twice in just over a five-minute span during the second period as the New York Rangers denied the San Jose Sharks a perfect six-game road trip with a 5-2 triumph on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

With the contest tied at 2-2, Callahan converted Erik Christensen's goal-mouth pass and banged it home with six minutes remaining in the second period. Just 2:42 later, Artem Anisimov accepted Christensen's feed and backhanded a shot past Antti Niemi before Callahan cleaned up a loose puck with 48 seconds remaining for his fourth goal in as many games.

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh opened the scoring and Derek Stepan and Anisimov netted their respective first goals of the season for New York, which posted its first home ice win of the campaign.

The offensive surge was more than enough for Martin Biron, who turned aside 24 shots in his second start of the season.

Joe Pavelski scored for the sixth time in as many games and set up Logan Couture for his 12th point on the road trip.

Niemi finished with 26 saves for San Jose, which capped the 13-day road trip with a 5-1-0 mark.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   NY Rangers
Joe Pavelski 2 Points Ryan Callahan 3
Joe Pavelski 1 Goals Ryan Callahan 2
Joe Pavelski 1 Assists Erik Christensen 2
N/A Power Play Goals Derek Stepan 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .839 Save Percentage Martin Biron .923
Antti Niemi 26 Saves Martin Biron 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 26 2 0-3 4-5 15 29
NY Rangers 31 5 1-5 3-3 11 29

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Anaheim . The Rangers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh . The Sharks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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