Playing perhaps the best hockey of his NHL career, Rangers goaltender Mike Dunham
has established a new career best for consecutive shutout minutes at 1:44:47. Dunham, who posted consecutive shutouts on March 17 (1-0, New York Islanders) and March 19 (3-0, Buffalo Sabres) had his streak stopped this afternoon when he allowed a first period goal to Philadelphia's Claude Lapointe.
The Johnson City, New York has started each of the last 14 games for New York, as well as 39 of the last 43 matches for the Blueshirts. Dunham has now posted five shutouts on the season, which is the most by a Ranger goaltender since Mike Richter
posted five during the 1993-94 season. His shutout on March 19 also marked the first time the Rangers have had back-to-back shutouts since doing it on October 27, 1998 and October 30, 1998.