NY Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 49-21-2-5 26-10-0-2 23-11-2-3 W3
Winnipeg 35-34-4-4 23-13-1-3 12-21-3-1 L3


RANGERS 4, JETS 2: Brian Boyle scored to snap a tie early in the third period and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 22 shots for his 250th career win as visiting New York dealt reeling Winnipeg a critical blow to its dwindling postseason aspirations.

Captain Ryan Callahan and defenseman Michael Del Zotto collected a goal and an assist apiece and Derek Stepan netted a power-play tally for the Rangers, who won for the fifth time in six contests to pull into a tie with St. Louis in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. New York moved five points ahead of idle Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division.

Rookie Spencer Machacek and Bryan Little scored 56 seconds apart in the second period for the Jets, who suffered their third straight loss and fifth in six games. Winnipeg sits eight points behind eighth-place Buffalo with five matches remaining on its schedule.

Boyle gave New York a 3-2 lead at 3:07 of the third period by using his 6-foot-7, 244-pound frame to create space near the goal. Boyle skated out front and wristed a shot past Ondrej Pavelec for his ninth tally - and third in four games.

Stepan provided insurance midway through the third after one-timing Brad Richards' deflected pass under the crossbar for his 17th goal.

After Winnipeg jumped out to a two-goal advantage, Del Zotto trimmed the deficit back at 7:44 of the second period after tapping a rebound off a sharp-angle shot by Callahan past Pavelec. Callahan leveled the contest with 1:37 remaining in the session with a second effort in front to extend his career high with his 28th goal.

: The Rangers outscored the Jets by a 12-3 margin en route to sweeping the four-game season series. ... Del Zotto's tally was the Rangers' first shot on goal since midway through the first period. ... Pavelec finished with 24 saves. ... New York killed off a 5-on-3 shorthanded situation that lasted 1:43 in the first period.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Winnipeg
Ryan Callahan 2 Points Bryan Little 1
Ryan Callahan 1 Goals Bryan Little 1
Marian Gaborik 2 Assists Andrew Ladd 1
Ryan Callahan 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Michael Del Zotto 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .917 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .857
Henrik Lundqvist 22 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 28 4 2-5 5-5 15 36
Winnipeg 24 2 0-5 3-5 15 23

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Rangers have a W/L % of .646 after a win and .621 after a loss.
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