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Lundqvist Leads Rangers To 2-1 Series Lead

Posted By Taylor Snider On May 20 2012 @ 12:37 am In New York Rangers | No Comments

The New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 3 to 0 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey Saturday afternoon. The main reason was once again the man in net for the Blue Shirts, Henrik Lundqvist. The King saved every shot he faced, 36 to be exact as he shutout the rival Devils for the second time in three games. The Rangers got out to a slow start in the first period but came alive in the third.

Looking tired and worn out, the Rangers were pressured by the Devils throughout the first period. Once again, the one they call The King, Henrik Lundqvist kept his team in it up until his teammates found the back of the net. Daniel Girardi of the Rangers scored the games first goal early in the third period and rookie teammate Chris Kreider also put one past Martin Brodeur on a beautiful deflection only 90 seconds later. Captain Ryan Callahan scored the Ranger’s final goal on a empty net when Brodeur was pulled from the net with 2:33 left in the game, sealing the victory for New York. New Jersey struggled all game offensively, especially on the power play where they went 0 for 5. The Devils did manage to have more shots on goal than the Rangers but Lundqvist was once again stellar in net.

The New York Rangers now lead 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals and are just two wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. The Rangers now look to Game four to potentially take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game four is on Monday night in New Jersey at 8 p.m.

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