The New York Rangers (29-11-4) were singing a joyful tune in front of a rocking crowd at Madison Square Garden, skating to a 3-0 shutout over the Nashville Predators(26-16-4) in hockey action on Tuesday.
Blueshirts cager Henrik Lundqvist recorded the fourth shutout of the season, while also tallying the 20th win. The Swedish keeper finished the night with 27 saves, helping the Blueshirts snap the Predators’ five-game winning streak.
Rangers’ owner and Executive Chairman of MSG Company, James Dolan made an appearance to watch his Blueshirts skate, had to be pleased with what he saw, as his team now leads the NHL with 62 points, three ahead of the second-place Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference.
Leading the offense for New York was Dan Girardi (4), John Mitchell (4) and Ryan Callahan (15). Girardi finished the night with two blocked shots and one hit in earning the second star of the game. Callahan led the Blueshirts physical play with seven hits.
New York will finish this two-game homestead with a Thursday night face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game against the Blueshirts and Penguins is scheduled to air on the NHL Sports Network, with the puck drop scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Written on January 18, 2012