NY Rangers 4, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 47-21-2-5 26-10-0-2 21-11-2-3 W1
Toronto 33-34-4-5 16-14-3-4 17-20-1-1 L1

Recap


RANGERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 (SO): All-Star Marian Gaborik had a pair of goals and captain Ryan Callahan scored the game-winner in the third round of the shootout as visiting New York increased its lead to three points over the Pittsburgh Penguins for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

With the shootout tied at 1-1, Callahan beat Jonas Gustavsson to hand the Maple Leafs a ninth straight loss at home. Brad Richards also scored in the second round and had two assists.

All-Star Phil Kessel had a glorious chance to win the game for Toronto on a partial break in overtime, but he fired wide on Henrik Lundvist. The All-Star netminder made 22 saves for his 35th win.

Gaborik netted his second marker of the game at 4:18 of the third period to put the Rangers up 3-2, but Tim Connolly answered for Toronto just 19 seconds later to level the contest and send it to overtime.

Both teams were playing the second half of a back-to-back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gaborik netted his 36th and 37th goals of the season. ... Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek was a healthy scratch. ... Toronto forward Clarke MacArthur (upper body) didn't play. ... Saturday marked the start of a four-game homestand for Toronto.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Toronto
Marian Gaborik 2 Points Joey Crabb 2
Marian Gaborik 2 Goals Joey Crabb 1
Brad Richards 2 Assists David Steckel 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .880 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .909
Henrik Lundqvist 22 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 33 4 0-2 3-3 6 21
Toronto 25 3 0-3 2-2 4 35

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Rangers have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .621 after a loss.
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