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Gaborik has goal, assist in NYR 5-1 win over Wings

Sep 30, 2010 - 1:35 AM By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marian Gaborik had a goal and assist in New York's three-goal first period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in going the distance to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Gaborik, who led the team with 42 goals and 86 points in his first season with New York, put the Rangers ahead 1-0 just one minute in with his third goal. He also helped set up defenseman Mike Sauer's first goal that made it 3-0 with 58.1 seconds remaining in the frame.

Sean Avery also scored in the spurt against beleaguered Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, who stopped only five of eight shots in the first period. Howard, a finalist last season for NHL rookie of the year, dropped to 2-1. He made 18 saves last Sunday in the Red Wings' 5-3 victory over New York in the first half of the home-and-home exhibition series and followed it with a 21-save performance in the rematch.

Rookie hopeful Derek Stepan and defenseman Michael Del Zotto added goals in the third period to turn it into a Rangers rout.

Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski, who had a goal and three assists against the Rangers on Sunday, scored his second of the preseason during a power play to cut Detroit's deficit to 3-1. Rafalski fired a shot from the center of the blue line that appeared to deflect off Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival before finding its way past Lundqvist at 8:21 of the second.

Lundqvist made 13 saves in the middle period.

While the Rangers dressed many of their topflight players, the Red Wings put out a lineup that hardly represented the talent the makes them a championship contender in the Western Conference. Stars such as Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg all had the night off.

Stepan stretched the Rangers' lead to 4-1 at 1:38 of the third, and Del Zotto pushed it to a four-goal edge at 7:34. Ruslan Fedotenko had two assists.

Gaborik got the offense going early when he scored from the top of the left circle off a feed from Rozsival during a power play. Avery made it 2-0 at 4:39 when he snapped off a shot, from the same circle, that passed through a screen and beat Howard for his second goal.

Sauer recorded his first point in three games with a goal in the final minute. Gaborik earned the second assist after blocking a shot in the defensive zone. He has four points in three games.








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    DETROIT 1
    NY RANGERS 5 FINAL

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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 1 0 1
    NY RANGERS 3 0 2 5 END OF THE 3RD
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 3 (MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 01:00
    NYR - SEAN AVERY 2 (RUSLAN FEDOTENKO, DEREK STEPAN) 04:39
    NYR - MICHAEL SAUER 1 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, MARIAN GABORIK) 19:01
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSK

    Sep 29 9:25 PM


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    NY RANGERS 5 12:26 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Red Wings 1, Rangers 5  3rd - 12:26Sep 29 9:01 PM


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    DETROIT 1
    NY RANGERS 4 18:22 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Red Wings 1, Rangers 4  3rd - 18:22Sep 29 8:53 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 1 1
    NY RANGERS 3 0 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 3 (MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 01:00
    NYR - SEAN AVERY 2 (RUSLAN FEDOTENKO, DEREK STEPAN) 04:39
    NYR - MICHAEL SAUER 1 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, MARIAN GABORIK) 19:01
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSK

    Sep 29 8:33 PM


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    DETROIT 1
    NY RANGERS 3 11:39 LEFT, 2ND PRD

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 0
    NY RANGERS 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 3 (MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 01:00
    NYR - SEAN AVERY 2 (RUSLAN FEDOTENKO, DEREK STEPAN) 04:39
    NYR - MICHAEL SAUER 1 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, MARIAN GABORIK) 19:01
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3

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    DETROIT 0
    NY RANGERS 3 00:59 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Red Wings 0, Rangers 3  1st - 0:59Sep 29 7:42 PM


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    DETROIT 0
    NY RANGERS 2 15:21 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Red Wings 0, Rangers 2  1st - 15:21Sep 29 7:15 PM


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    DETROIT 0
    NY RANGERS 1 19:00 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Red Wings 0, Rangers 1  1st - 19:00Sep 29 7:11 PM
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