The way the Rangers had been playing defense, it seemed one goal might be enough for them on Saturday night against Toronto at MSG. When Jaromir Jagr gave the Blueshirts a 1-0 lead early in the second period, the Rangers held the driver's seat until the Leafs struck three times in just 8:31, ending Henrik Lundqvist
's career-best shutout streak and propelling themselves to a 4-1 win.
Recap THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. T. KABERLE -- TOR
2. V. TOSKALA -- TOR
3. J. JAGR -- NYRNOTES
* Jaromir Jagr notched the game's first goal, an even strength tally, at 5:44 of the second period. He also logged a game-high, 23:15 of icetime among forwards.
* Michal Rozsival Collected an assist, his third of the season, and logged a team-high, 24:51 of icetime. For the season, his five points (two goals and three assists) ranks first on the team among defensemen.
* Henrik Lundqvist
stopped 19 of 22 shots in the loss … His career-best shutout streak (127:33), dating back to the second period of Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh, ended at 8:35 of the second frame.
* Marcel Hossa posted a plus-one rating to extend his streak of games with a plus or even rating to six.
* Chris Drury won eight of 11 faceoffs (73%) in 21:41 of icetime. He improved his faceoff percentage to 54.4% (105-88) on the season.
* Scott Gomez registered a game-high, six shots on goal and won 11 of 17 faceoffs (65%). His six shots on goal also marked a season-high.
* Over the last four games, New York has only surrendered one power play goal in 19 times shorthanded (94.7%).
* The Blueshirts outshot the Maple Leafs, 33-23, and have now outshot their opponents in nine consecutive games (312-236).
* The Rangers have sold out 80 consecutive regular season games.