Hockey Fan Forums banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

26,388 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
(Sports Network) - The New York Rangers attempt to rebound from their worst loss of the season tonight when the New Jersey Devils invade Madison Square Garden for a battle between the top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

The Rangers were walloped by a 9-2 score last night in Toronto, the most goals New York has allowed in a game since a 9-1 loss at Ottawa on January 24, 2004.

Kyle Wellwood and Alexei Ponikarovsky each had five-point nights for the Maple Leafs, with Wellwood recording a hat trick and two assists and Ponikarovsky compiling two goals and three helpers.

Darius Kasparaitis had a goal and an assist while Martin Straka also tallied for the Rangers. Jaromir Jagr assisted on both goals.

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had a disastrous night, stopping just 16- of-24 shots before he was replaced by Kevin Weekes in the third period.

The Rangers had been flying high prior to Saturday's debacle, winning five consecutive games and allowing only seven total goals over that stretch.

New Jersey also had a disappointing result on Saturday, as Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and Brett Lebda each had third-period goals to rally the Red Wings to a 2-1 triumph.

Detroit snapped a nine-game and 13-year winless streak in New Jersey, which included a pair of losses in the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals. The last time the Red Wings had won at Continental Airlines Arena was November 20, 1993.

1 - 1 of 1 Posts