Skip to main content

Lundqvist stops 31 shots in 2-0 win over Caps, his third shutout this season

NEW YORK - Chris Drury scored his first goal since opening night, and Henrik Lundqvist notched another shutout as the New York Rangers went on their first winning streak of the season by beating the Washington Capitals 2-0 on Thursday night.

Lundqvist made 31 saves and has been a big reason why the punchless Rangers have had any success in the early going.

He has allowed 20 goals in playing all 12 games and already has three shutouts this season, 10 in his three-year NHL career. New York (5-6-1) has won two straight and is 3-1 on its six-game homestand despite scoring a league-low 21 times during the young season.

Lundqvist made back-to-back rapid fire saves late in the second period, and robbed Viktor Kozlov in the first with a big pad stop that had the Russian centre shaking his head. The crowd chanted his name as the final seconds ticked off.

Michal Rozsival added a goal for the Rangers at 9:34 of the third period, 33 seconds into a 5-on-3 power play.


Kevin Fiala

Why Los Angeles Won the Kevin Fiala Trade with Minnesota

Adam Proteau says it's baffling why Minnesota traded Kevin Fiala. Now, Minnesota's struggling while Fiala's thriving in Los Angeles.

Mats Sundin

Five NHLers with Memorable Returns in Opposing Colors

From Chris Pronger's return to Edmonton to Guy Lafleur's first game back in Montreal, the NHL is full of franchise stars having big returns as the opposition.

Mitch Marner

Fantasy Weekend Rundown: Mitch Marner Aims for Leafs Record

This weekend is a huge opportunity for fantasy hockey teams to pull off a comeback win. Jason Chen previews every matchup in the NHL.