NY Rangers 5, Carolina 3

Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 14-5-1-2 7-1-0-1 7-4-1-1 W4
Carolina 8-15-2-2 5-8-0-2 3-7-2-0 L5


Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on another tally as the surging New York Rangers extended their winning streak to four games by beating the host Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Thursday night.

Captain Ryan Callahan, Sean Avery and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Mike Sauer added goals as New York won for the 11th time in 13 games and sent the spiraling Hurricanes to their fifth consecutive defeat.

McDonagh, Gaborik and Avery scored within a span of five minutes in the second period as the Rangers made it four wins in their last five games on Carolina's home ice and handed new Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller his second loss in as many games.

Rangers backup netminder Martin Biron turned aside 28 shots to improve to 11-4-1-2 lifetime against Carolina, which tumbled to its 12th defeat in 15 games.

Cam Ward made 22 saves in absorbing his fifth straight loss. The Hurricanes have surrendered a league-high 91 goals.

Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner scored first-period goals and defenseman Derek Joslin also tallied for Carolina.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Carolina
Marian Gaborik 2 Points Eric Staal 2
Marian Gaborik 1 Goals Derek Joslin 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Assists Eric Staal 2
Ryan Callahan 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Biron .903 Save Percentage Cam Ward .815
Martin Biron 28 Saves Cam Ward 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 27 5 1-4 1-1 7 27
Carolina 31 3 0-1 3-4 23 31

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .263 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Rangers have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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