Rangers-Hurricanes: New York Edges Out Carolina

Sterling EbyAnalyst IJanuary 28, 2009

Once again, the Hurricanes are defeated in a close one.

The Rangers capped off their victory in the third period when Brandon Dubinsky scored with 7:50 left in the game to make it a 3-1 lead for the Rangers.

However, the Hurricanes came back less than thirty seconds later when Canes winger Tuomo Ruutu scored his 14th goal of the season to make it 3-2.

But for Carolina, that was all she wrote.

The story of this game is that the Rangers seem to remain the best penalty-killing team in the NHL, shutting the Hurricanes down four times. Stephen Valiquette came up good in a spot start effort, allowing only two goals in 35 shots.



First Period

NYR 4:21 Lauri Korpikoski (3) [wrist] Assist: Scott Gomez, Markus Naslund

NYR 10:03 Scott Gomez (10) [one-time] Assist: Markus Naslund, Michal Rozsival

CAR 13:04 Ryan Bayda (4) [snap] Assist: Tuomo Ruutu, Rod Brind'Amour

Second Period


Third Period

NYR 12:10 Brandon Dubinsky (8) [snap] Assist: Nikolai Zherdev, Dmitri Kalinin

CAR 12:35 Tuomo Ruutu (14) [snap] Assist: Chad LaRose, Rod Brind'Amour



First Star: NYR Scott Gomez: one goal, one assist

Second Star: NYR Markus Naslund: two assists

Third Star: NYR Brandon Dubinsky: one goal