Rangers-Blackhawks: New York Stifles Chicago to Improve To 3-0

Aaron BrenkerCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2008

The New York Rangers put forth a solid two-way effort, and it showed in the final score.

The Rangers improved to 3-0 with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Brandon Dubinsky once again played incredibly, recording three points.

Offensively, four different players scored for the Rangers. The line of Brandon Dubinsky, Nikolai Zherdev, and Aaron Voros seems to have developed excellent chemistry, the line accounted for seven total points in tonight's game, with each player contributing a goal.

The Rangers once again played solid defensive hockey, as they held a high-powered Chicago offense to only two goals. Free-agent acquisition Wade Redden continued his solid start, scoring his second goal of the season. In net, Henrik Lundqvist was once again excellent, making 30 saves.

The Blackhawks played solidly tonight, and were in the game for most of the night. Patrick Kane provided the first goal for the Blackhawks, which tied the game at one at the time. The Blackhawks' second goal was scored by young defenseman Duncan Keith. Chicago's youngsters were solid tonight, but could not convert on golden opportunities—and that cost them the game.

The Rangers are now 3-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season. They are now the only team with six points in the NHL, and they look to stay perfect as they take the ice tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.