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New York Rangers, Lundqvist, shut out New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

May 16, 2012

On Monday night, the New York Rangers, behind excellent goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist, defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-0 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals. The game scoreless through two periods, All-Star defenseman Dan Girardi and rookie phenom Chris Kreider both scored in the third period, and Artem Anisimov added an empty-net goal in the final minutes. Henrik Lundqvist has been a force for the Rangers in these 2012 playoffs, posting a .940 save percentage, 1.57 goals-against-average and two shutouts. The series continues tonight at 8pm at Madison Square Garden. Photos ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.

The Rangers project an opening sequence on the ice before the start of the game:

The Rangers project an opening sequence on the ice before the start of the game

Rangers fans:

New York Rangers fans

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan sets up in front of Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and goalie Martin Brodeur:

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan sets up in front of Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and goalie Martin Brodeur

New York’s Dan Girardi and New Jersey’s David Clarkson:

New York's Dan Girardi and New Jersey's David Clarkson

The Rangers’ Brad Richards and Devils’ Andy Greene:

The Rangers' Brad Richards and Devils' Andy Greene

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save with support from defenseman Anton Stralman:

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save with support from defenseman Anton Stralman

New York’s Dan Girardi checks New Jersey captain Zach Parise:

New York's Dan Girardi checks New Jersey captain Zach Parise

New York’s Carl Hagelin, Marc Staal, and New Jersey’s Zach Parise:

New York's Carl Hagelin, Marc Staal, and New Jersey's Zach Parise

New York’s Marc Staal gets physical along the boards with New Jersey’s Dainius Zubrus:

New York's Marc Staal gets physical along the boards with New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus

Dan Girardi (#5) celebrates his goal with teammates Marian Gaborik, Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider:

Dan Girardi (#5) celebrates his goal with teammates Marian Gaborik, Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider

Henrik Lundqvist makes one of his 21 saves:

Henrik Lundqvist makes one of his 21 saves

Rangers head coach John Tortorella (left) and assistant coach Mike Sullivan address their team in the game’s final minutes:

Rangers head coach John Tortorella (left) and assistant coach Mike Sullivan address their team in the game's final minutes

The Rangers salute the crowd from center ice:

The Rangers salute the crowd from center ice

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