FINAL
PHI#3
4
NYR#2
2
FINAL
DET#4
1
BOS#1
4
FINAL
TBL#2
2
MTL#3
3
FINAL
LAK#3
2
SJS#2
7
CAR
19-25-4
NYR
26-18-4
SO
30 SOG
36 SOG

Rangers beat Hurricanes in shootout to end skid

Dave Lozo  - NHL.com Staff Writer | Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 1:04 AM

NEW YORKRick Nash and J.T. Miller scored in the shootout to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

Nash used his long reach to beat Dan Ellis in the opening round of the tiebreaker, and Miller ended the game in the third round by going wide after fumbling the puck and lifting a shot over Ellis. Henrik Lundqvist stopped Jiri Tlusty and Alexander Semin for his 44th shootout victory, the most by any goaltender in the history of the tiebreaker.

The win snapped the Rangers' three-game losing streak and pulled them within two points of eighth-place New Jersey in the Eastern Conference -- they play the Devils in Newark on Tuesday. The Hurricanes have lost three straight.

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh had a chance to win it on the first shift of overtime, but was unable to hit the top part of the net from in tight with Ellis down.

Both goaltenders played very well, as Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for the Rangers and Ellis made 35 saves, including a breakaway stop on Nash in the second period. He also stopped five shots in overtime.

Derek Stepan of the Rangers and Eric Staal of the Hurricanes had the game’s regulation goals.

The Hurricanes dominated territorially in the first period, outshooting the Rangers 14-6. It appeared the Rangers would get through the period unscathed, but Staal capitalized in the final minute to Carolina ahead 1-0.

Defenseman Joni Pitkanen made a pass from the top of the zone to the bottom of the right circle, and Staal as was able to squeeze his shot past Lundqvist. Nash, who along with linemates Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik was on the ice for a shift that lasted in excess of a minute, nearly got his stick on the pass but was unable to break up the feed to Staal.

The Rangers turned the tables in the second period, abandoning their passive style in the neutral zone and using the forecheck to generate more offense and outshooting Carolina 14-4.

Even with that dominance, it took a save from Lundqvist to set up the Rangers’ tying goal.

Hurricanes forward Riley Nash had a chance to make it 2-0 from point-blank range, but Lundqvist go this left pad on the shot. Twenty-one seconds later, Stepan made it 1-1with his eighth goal of the season.

Stepan slammed home the rebound of a shot by Callahan, who knocked over Ellis as he was coming through the crease. But Pitkanen helped push Callahan into the path of Ellis, so the goal at 11:06 was allowed to stand.

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1st2nd3rdOTsoT
CAR ()
NYR ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:09CAR Eric Staal (14) Slapshot - ASST: Joni Pitkanen (6), Alexander Semin (22) 1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
11:06NYR Derek Stepan (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Carl Hagelin (9), Ryan Callahan (5) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1NYRRick Nash - Goal
2CARJiri Tlusty - Save
3NYRRyan Callahan - Missed
4CARAlexander Semin - Save
5NYRJ.T. Miller - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDNew York RangersCarolina Hurricanes
1Rick Nash
Jiri Tlusty
2Ryan Callahan
Alexander Semin
3J.T. Miller
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
SA: 30TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .967SH: 0-0
Michael Del Zotto
2nd
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:17
Derek Stepan
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:34
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:24NYR Marian Gaborik  Tripping against  Eric Staal
15:30NYR Steve Eminger  Interference against  Jeff Skinner
16:33CAR Eric Staal  Interference on goalkeeper against  Henrik Lundqvist
2nd Period
06:44CAR Alexander Semin  Hooking against  Brian Boyle
3rd Period
12:31CAR Kevin Westgarth  Slashing against  Steve Eminger
OT Period
04:55NYR Brad Richards  Holding against  Jeff Skinner
shots by period
PeriodCARNYR
1st146
2nd414
3rd911
OT35
Total3036
Team Stats
CategoryCARNYR
Power Plays0/30/3
Hits2031
Faceoff Wins2918
Giveaways99
Takeaways74
Blocked Shots1620
Penalty Minutes66
  • CAROLINA
  • NY RANGERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. McBainD0001020:05
6T. GleasonD0002018:09
8K. WestgarthR000126:56
11J. StaalC0002019:54
12E. StaalC1013222:12
18A. HallR0000012:43
19J. TlustyL0011018:22
20R. NashC00-11011:51
21D. BowmanL0002015:13
24B. SanguinettiD0000014:41
25J. PitkanenD0103024:25
27J. FaulkD0004028:32
28A. SeminR0115222:10
29T. WallaceR000107:34
36J. JokinenL00-12014:19
39P. DwyerR0001015:52
44J. HarrisonD0001023:58
53J. SkinnerL00-10017:04
#GoaliesSVSASv%TOI
31D. Ellis3536.97265:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0015025:17
5D. GirardiD00-14026:09
6A. StralmanD0010016:24
8D. PoweC000105:50
10M. GaborikR0004221:32
14T. PyattL0001014:08
15J. HalpernC000007:47
19B. RichardsC00-13222:26
21D. StepanC1013018:34
22B. BoyleC0003015:01
24R. CallahanR0104021:48
27R. McDonaghD00-11027:30
32M. HaleyC000105:26
40R. HamrlikD0000010:32
44S. EmingerD0000220:56
47J. MillerC0000014:41
61R. NashL00-13021:46
62C. HagelinL0113020:08
#GoaliesSVSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2930.96765:00