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New York Rangers shut out New Jersey Devils, 2-0

February 29, 2012

Carl Hagelin gets mobbed by his Rangers teammates after scoring the game winning goal against Martin Brodeur and the Devils

Carl Hagelin gets mobbed by his Rangers teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.

With the New York Rangers’ 2-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils on Monday night at Madison Square Garden, the team has further separated itself from the teams below it in the standings. As of last night, the Rangers lead both their conference and division by a whopping 9 points. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist continued his domination of Devils goalie (and NHL all-time leader in wins and shutouts) Martin Brodeur, improving his career record against Brodeur to 22-6-5. But wait, there’s more!

  • Lundqvist’s 43rd shutout broke his tie with Brodeur for the most shutouts since the post-lockout season of 2005-2006.
  • Lundqvist became the fourth goalie in NHL history to record at least 30 wins in each of his first seven seasons, joining Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Tony Esposito, although his numbers are a little padded by the benefit of shootout wins. When those other three accomplished the feat, games tied after overtime remained a tie.
  • The 13 shots by the Devils were the fewest the Rangers have allowed in a game since 1981.

Ryan Callahan congratulates Henrik Lundqvist after the game

Ryan Callahan, who secured the win with an empty-net goal late in the third period, congratulates goalie Henrik Lundqvist after the game.

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