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NHL Game Summary - Carolina at NY Rangers



(Thursday, October 30th)

Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Carolina 1

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Petr Nedved and Jamie Lundmark scored goals less than a minute apart in the second period to help the New York Rangers down the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden.

Anson Carter and Mark Messier also scored for the Rangers, who concluded their six-game homestand with a 3-1-2 record. Mike Dunham made 29 saves in the victory.

"We knew how important it was coming home for six games," said Dunham. "We established a game plan and we played pretty solid. The one game we lost, I think we outplayed the other team (Anaheim). That's just the way it happens sometimes. So these six games certainly are a positive for us and now we need to go and find a way to win on the road."

Josef Vasicek scored for the Hurricanes, who had their unbeaten streak halted at six games (2-0-4). Kevin Weekes turned aside 22 shots in the setback.

New York scored two goals in a 56-second span during the middle period to snap a 1-1 deadlock.

Nedved scored the Rangers' first power-play goal of the year to make it a 2-1 contest with 7:48 left in the second. He snapped a wrister from the right circle, followed his own rebound and lifted the puck past Weekes.

Lundmark tallied with 6:52 remaining when he tried to center a pass from behind the net. However, the puck hit off Weekes' stick and trickled into the net.

Messier pushed New York's advantage to 4-1 with his goal at 10:08 of the third period.

The Rangers grabbed a 1-0 lead on Carter's shorthanded goal with 1:53 remaining in the first period. Vladimir Malakhov carried the puck through the left circle and fed a pass to Carter, who beat Weekes from the right side of the crease.

Carolina scored a power-play goal just 25 seconds into the second period to even the game. Vasicek scored from the left circle on the rebound of Jeff O'Neill's shot from the slot.

Vasicek has scored each of Carolina's last four goals, as he notched a hat trick in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over San Jose.

Game Notes

The Rangers were 0-for-30 on the power play heading into Thursday's contest. They were the last team in the NHL to register a power-play goal...New York is unbeaten in the last six meetings with Carolina (5-0-1)...The Hurricanes are winless in their last four trips to the Garden (0-3-1)...The Rangers went 1- for-6 on the power play, while Carolina scored once on five opportunities with the man advantage...Rangers forward Chris Simon was given a game misconduct for boarding in the first period.

10/31 01:10:17 ET


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