BRATISLAVA -- The Rangers scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a two-goal lead into the final 20 minutes.
Artem Anisimov capped the second-period scoring with a shorthanded goal at 17:42. Brandon Prust made the play possible by racing into the zone and picking up a turnover by Slovan goalie Patrick Galbraith, who tried to leave the puck for one of his defensemen but did it too slowly, allowing the forechecking Prust to make the play.
Prust gathered the puck and found Anisimov in front. Anisimov's first shot was stopped, but he kicked the rebound back to his forehand and from the lip of the crease he put the puck in the net to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.
Mats Zuccarello scored on a 5-on-3 with 13:57 to play in the second period and Brian Boyle scored 59 seconds later to give the Rangers the lead.
The Rangers had 18 shots in the second period after managing only six in the first. Henrik Lundqvist has 22 saves through two periods.
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