NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at NY Rangers
(Thursday, February 7th)
Final Score: Anaheim 4, NY Rangers 1
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 32 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks downed the New York Rangers, 4-1.
Mathieu Schneider had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who swept the New York clubs after dropping six in a row. Anaheim downed the Islanders, 3-0, on Tuesday.
Corey Perry and Chris Kunitz both scored in a span of 1:27 in the second period to put the Ducks on top. Todd Bertuzzi added a score in the third period to ice the win.
Ryan Callahan scored the lone goal for the Rangers, who dropped their second in a row after winning five of six. Henrik Lundqvist let in four goals on 19 shots for New York, which is winless in nine games this season against Western Conference clubs (0-7-2).
"There were so many times tonight where the puck just bounced outside the net and then they got a break," said Lundqvist. "Right now we have to work really hard for our goals."
Perry and Kunitz tallied scores midway through the second to give the Ducks the lead. Perry's slapper trickled between Lundqvist's glove and his side, putting Anaheim on top 2-1 with 7:55 left in the second. Just 1:27 later, on the power play, Kunitz collected the rebound of a Schneider slapshot and shoveled it just inside the post for a 3-1 Rangers lead with 6:28 to play in the second.
"There was a tough stretch where we didn't score any goals, but when the ketchup bottle opens, you know the saying, when it opens, it flows," said Perry.
After a New York power play in which the Rangers had a few great scoring chances but couldn't put one in, Bertuzzi all-but-ended any hopes of a comeback. Ryan Getzlaf picked up a Rangers turnover in the neutral zone, and he and Bertuzzi skated in on a two-on-one. Getzlaf flipped cross-ice to Bertuzzi, who one-timed it past Lundqvist with 7:47 left in regulation.
Schneider opened the scoring when his slapper found its way past a screened Lundqvist 10:36 into the first period. Callahan's score 7:42 into the second period knotted things up.
The Ducks improved to 13-2-2 when leading after one period, and 20-1-1 when leading after two...The game was marred by several fights, with Brandon Dubinsky, Colton Orr, and Ryan Hollweg of the Rangers, and Brian Sutherby, George Parros, and Ryan Carter of the Ducks all picking up fighting majors.
02/08 00:54:40 ET