New York R     VERSUSPittsburgh

February 21, 2012 (Game 58, Away Game 30)
CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA

                                                   1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers                 0      0        0       –      0
Pittsburgh Penguins              0      2        0       –      2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, and are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 38-15-5 (81 pts) on the season, including a 19-8-3 mark on the road.

  • Tonight’s loss snapped a five-game winning streak for New York in Pittsburgh, dating back to a 3-2 overtime win on Feb. 12, 2010.
  • New York currently holds a nine-point lead over Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference standings, and own a nine-point lead over New Jersey for first in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Rangers out-hit the Penguins, 30-18, and were credited with 14 blocked shots in the contest.

Player Notes:

  • Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves and is now 28-12-4 overall, including a 14-6-2 mark on the road this season.  He is now 8-2-0 with a 1.29 GAA, .953 SV% and three shutouts in his last 10 games.
  • Brandon Dubinsky was credited with a game-high, seven hits and registered three shots in 16:21 of ice time in the contest.  He ranks fourth on the team with 152 hits on the season.
  • Brian Boyle registered six hits and three shots on goal in 14:53 of ice time.  He ranks second on the team with 170 hits on the season.
  • Marc Staal and John Mitchell tied for the game-high with three blocked shots in the contest.
  • Derek Stepan led the team with eight faceoff wins in 12 attempts (67%), and logged 19:51 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

  • The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New York Islanders on Friday, Feb. 24, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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