11/12 21:09 CST Lundqvist ties Plante on NHL wins list, Rangers beat Canucks
Lundqvist ties Plante on NHL wins list, Rangers beat Canucks
By SCOTT CHARLES
NEW YORK (AP) --- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots to lead the surging New
York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to help Lundqvist get his 437th career
win, tying Jacque Plante for seventh place on the NHL's all-time list. The
Rangers improved to 6-0-1 in the last seven.
Lundqvist made two big saves on Vancouver's rookie sensation Elias Pettersson
in the closing seconds to preserve the win.
Nikolay Goldobin scored and Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves for the Canucks, who
snapped a six-game point streak (4-0-2).
The 19-year-old Chytil tied the score 1-1 with 7:18 left in the second on a
rebound from the left side for his first of the season. After earning a spot on
the roster out of training camp, he struggled to find the back of the net in
the first 18 games. Rangers coach David Quinn said earlier in the day he had
not lost faith in the talented teenager and was rewarded for his patience.
Chris Kreider and Neal Pionk assisted on the play.
The 20-yearHowden got the game-winner with 8:41 left in the third when he
snapped a wrist shot past Markstrom. Jimmy Vesey and Jesper Fast assisted on
the play. Howden missed one game earlier in November for precautionary reasons
after a scary collision with the end boards against Buffalo.
Goldobin gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 3:16 of the second. Shortly after
exiting the penalty box, Goldobin picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone
and started an odd-man rush for Vancouver. The Russian winger kept it himself
and wired a wrister into the top corner. Tyler Motte and Ben Hutton assisted on
The Canucks thought they doubled their advantage less than a minute later when
Michael Del Zotto's shot hit both posts and the cross bar. The referees
initially called the play a good goal on the ice but it was later overturned
after a video review.
NOTES: Rangers F Pavel Buchnevich suffered a broken thumb Saturday against the
Columbus Blue Jackets and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks. ... The Rangers' Cody
McLeod fought the Canucks' Darren Archibald midway through the second period.
... New York D Brendan Smith was scratched for the second consecutive game. .
New York F Chris Kreider skated in his 399th career NHL game. ... The Canucks
scratched F Brendan Gaunce and D Alex Biega.
Canucks: At the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Rangers: At the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
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