NHL Game Summary - San Jose at NY Rangers
(Monday, October 19th)
Final Score: San Jose 7, NY Rangers 3
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi scored a pair of goals with an assist as San Jose halted the New York Rangers' seven-game win streak with a 7-3 decision at Madison Square Garden.
Patrick Marleau added a goal and two helpers and Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won two in a row and posted their most goals in one contest this year.
Evgeni Nabokov made 26 stops for his fifth win of the campaign.
Chris Drury, Enver Lisin and Michael Del Zotto each tallied for the Rangers, who were unable to hold an early two-goal lead and allowed their most goals in one game this season.
"I think the power-play goals...were pretty deflating," said Drury. "Those were big kills we had to have."
Stephen Valiquette got the start and was pulled after allowing five goals on 18 shots through two periods. Henrik Lundqvist finished the game by stopping 10-of-12 shots for New York, which failed in its bid to win eight in a row for the first time since December 27, 1974-January 11, 1975.
Brad Staubitz cut San Jose's deficit in half with 7:11 to play in the first, ripping a shot home from the left wing after stripping a Rangers defender. Heatley then tied the game with a man-advantage score at 18:12 by knocking home a bouncing puck in the crease.
"I did a good job tying it up at the end of the first, and then we took over from there," said Heatley.
Jed Ortmeyer followed a loose puck and slipped it past Valiquette 1:19 into the second for a 3-2 Sharks edge, then Setoguchi converted a Joe Thornton rebound on another power play at 6:05 for a 4-2 contest.
Setoguchi tallied again inside of three minutes to play and San Jose enjoyed a three-goal edge at intermission.
San Jose took a 6-2 lead early in the third period on a strange play. Heatley's breakaway chance from the left side stuck in Lundqvist's arm, but managed to trickle onto the ice long enough for Ryan Vesce to tuck home the rebound at 3:46.
New York wasn't able to solve Nabokov until 2:48 left in regulation when Lisin one-timed a shot from the left circle, but Marleau restored the visitors' four-goal cushion 53 seconds later to cap the scoring.
The Rangers got on the board at the 7:17 mark of the first as Drury tipped in a point shot by Marc Staal. Del Zotto cranked home a power-play goal 1:17 later for a 2-0 game.
Setoguchi notched his eighth career multi-goal game and second this season...San Jose posted its first win in Manhattan since October 22, 2001...The Rangers hadn't surrendered as many goals since a 10-2 setback in Dallas on February 6.
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