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NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Chicago



(Wednesday, January 8th)

Final Score: NY Rangers 3, Chicago 2

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Carl Hagelin's goal with 5:57 remaining in the third period staked the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, a result that ended the defending Stanley Cup champion's 10-game point streak.

Brad Richards scored in the first period and helped set up Hagelin's clincher later on, while Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 35 shots in New York's 12th win in its last 16 outings on the road.

"Beating the Stanley Cup champions in this building is not an easy task," said Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. "We knew it would take our best effort, and it did."

Chicago, which came in 6-0-4 over its last 10 outings, overcame an early 2-0 deficit on second-period goals from Jonathan Toews and Brandon Bollig, with Corey Crawford coming through with 29 saves in a losing cause.

Crawford was able to keep the contest locked at 2-2 with several impressive stops to begin the third period, including close-range denials of Derick Brassard and Ryan Callahan before the Rangers' Marc Staal struck the post with a blast from the point 4:35 in.

New York kept the pressure on, though, and was rewarded when the Blackhawks failed to clear the zone and the Rangers got the puck to Staal for another long shot. Crawford kicked it away, but Hagelin was in position to lift the rebound over the netminder's glove for the go-ahead score.

Lundqvist withstood a late barrage to make the lead hold up, notching four saves with Crawford pulled with just over a minute to go.

"In the end Hank came up big, like he's supposed to!," said Vigneault in a tongue-in-cheek tone.

Lundqvist was sharp in the first period as well, swatting away all 15 shots he faced as the Rangers raced out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Richards and Mats Zuccarello.

After taking in a pass off the boards from Callahan, Richards slid a shot between Crawford's pads just over five minutes in to sent New York in front. The Rangers then capitalized on a power play midway through the frame to extend the margin, with Zuccarello storming down the left side and blowing past a defender before successfully depositing a wraparound try.

"I think early in the game we didn't have that pace we were looking for," Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville remarked. "It took us a while to get going."

Chicago scored on a man-advantage situation to close the gap with 6:17 elapsed in the second period, then struck again less than two minutes later to draw even.

Patrick Sharp had a long drive blocked in front of the New York net with the Blackhawks skating on a 5-on-4, but Toews put the rebound over Lundqvist's shoulder through a screen to get Chicago on the board.

Shortly after, Bollig ended a 3-on-2 rush with a wrister that beat Lundqvist to the stick side to knot the score at 2-2 at the 8:05 mark.

Game Notes

The Blackhawks had earned a point in nine straight on home ice, having gone 6-0-3 over that stretch ... The Rangers improved to 18-2-1 when scoring the game's first goal this season ... Forward Daniel Carcillo, acquired by New York from Los Angeles on Saturday, made his Rangers' debut and drew a penalty that led to Zuccarello's tally. Carcillo played in 51 games while spending the previous two seasons with the Blackhawks ... Sharp has nine goals and four assists over his last eight games ... New York went 1-for-2 on the power play and is 19-of-74 (25.7 percent) with the man advantage on the road this season.

01/08 23:56:48 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
 
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
1st OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st
SJS 1
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2