Sunday, November 6, 2011

Biron Shutout Leads Rangers To Fourth Straight Win

The New York Rangers extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets. The win gave New York a 4-1-1 homestand, which is quite the improvement after coming away winless in their first two games of the stand. Overall the team sits at 7-3-3 on the season.

Martin Biron stopped 23 saves for his first shutout as a Ranger. While not tested a whole lot, other than a few plays in the first, Biron once again showed why there should be no concern over him getting action and resting Lundqvist.  The win improved him to 3-0 this season. 

After an uneventful opening the period the Rangers got on the board when Derek Stepan tallied on the power play. Gaborik took care of the rest of the scoring, first off a beautiful feed from Stepan on 2 on 1 and then with a backhander into an empty net with 1.1 seconds left.
  • Power play was not pretty for most of the night, but they did tally once improving to 5-0-1 when they get a power play goal.
  • Girardi continues to take a beating and keep going as there were multiple times tonight that he looked hurt and returned to action.
  • Dubinsky's issues scoring are now impacting him even the simple plays.  No better example of it then late in the game when they were trying to feed him for the empty-netter and he couldn't even skate or handle the puck out of his own zone.  Still believe when he gets one he will go on a run, but the pressure is mounting.