National Hockey League
BOXSCORE | RECAP
NY Rangers 4, Vancouver 0
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Chris Rooney, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 18860

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 40 shots as the New York Rangers earned their first victory of the season, prevailing 4-0 over the host Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

After a scoreless 40 minutes in which Vancouver dominated play, it was New York that broke the deadlock 2:22 into the third period. Mike Rupp wristed a rebound of a Michael Del Zotto shot past Roberto Luongo on the blocker side for his first goal in eight career games against the Canucks.

New York doubled the advantage at the midway point of the third, with Ryan McDonough completing a give-and-go with Brandon Dubinsky by slapping the puck past Luongo from between the circles.

Brian Boyle's wrist shot past Luongo's outstretched blocker at 11:30 made it 3-0, and Marian Gaborik competed the scoring with a tap-in with just over two minutes left.

Lundqvist made it stand up with a dizzying array of great saves as the Canucks pelted him with shots all game long. It was his 36th career shutout and his second straight against Vancouver, which went 0-for-8 with the man advantage.

The Canucks played a moving video tribute to late forward Rick Rypien prior to the game. Rypien, who formerly played for Vancouver, was found dead in his Alberta home during the offseason.
Top Game Performances
 
NY Rangers   Vancouver
Ryan McDonagh 2 Points N/A
Ryan McDonagh 1 Goals N/A
Brandon Prust 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist 1.000 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .789
Henrik Lundqvist 40 Saves Roberto Luongo 15
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 19 4 0-4 8-8 31 27
Vancouver 40 0 0-8 4-4 23 37
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Canucks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Rangers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.