GOTHENBURG, Sweden --
The Rangers had to kill four straight penalties going back to the end of the first period, but Henrik Lundqvist
made eight saves and came away unscathed. They faced three separate 5-on-3 disadvantages, of 73 seconds, 19 seconds and 48 seconds.
Soon after the final penalty came off the board, the Rangers got on the board, as Michael Del Zotto
rifled home a shot from between the circles at the 5:24 mark of the second to give New York a 2-1 lead. Mats Zuccarello
and Kris Newbury
picked up the assists. Zuccarello made a great pass to get the puck to Del Zotto in space.
made it 3-1 with 8:16 to play in the second with a shot from a similar spot as Del Zotto. Zuccarello again had the primary assist, with Stu Bickel
also picking up the second assist.
The Rangers nearly cashed in with a power-play goal at the buzzer, but Predators prospect Magnus Hellberg
made the save for Frolunda, keeping the score 3-1 heading into the third period.
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