Halak, Blues smother Rangers
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak came up with 34 saves to atone for a dismal defensive performance by the St. Louis Blues two days prior, with the effort leading the way in a 2-1 triumph over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored the eventual game-winner on the power play 3:09 into the third period, helping the Blues shake off a 7-1 loss in New Jersey on Tuesday. Alex Steen had the other St. Louis goal, with David Backes assisting on both markers in the victory.
A red-hot Rick Nash produced the lone tally for the Rangers, losers of two straight following a 6-1-0 stretch. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 23 saves in the setback.
01/23 21:48:47 ET