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Rangers beat Flames on McDonagh's OT winner

Oct 21, 2011 - 5:06 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Ryan McDonagh scored with just 1.8 seconds left in overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Brandon Dubinsky charged the puck into the Calgary end down the right wing and lost it. But he was able to get it back along the boards and charged to the middle before dropping the puck back for Dan Girardi, whose shot on net went wide. However, it took a bounce off the backboards and came out to the left where McDonagh slammed it home for the win.

Marian Gaborik and Brandon Prust also had a goal for the Rangers, who have won their past two games. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots in the win.

"It's nice to get the two points, but more importantly I thought we played that whole game well as a team," said New York head coach John Tortorella. "I think we were more consistent with our play tonight than we have been."

Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist while Mark Giordano added the other goal for the Flames, who fell to 1-0-1 on their six-game home stand. Henrik Karlsson stopped 26 shots in the loss.

"I thought our effort was definitely there tonight, we did a lot of good things, obviously there's still some improvement we need in our own zone," said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter.

New York got on the board 4:53 into the game on the power play on a nice passing play that saw the puck wind up in the slot with Gaborik wristing it home for his fourth goal of the season.

Calgary tied it less than a minute later when Iginla put one past Lundqvist, but the Rangers took the lead back while shorthanded.

A dump in saw the puck skip over Karlsson's stick and go to the boards. From there, Brian Boyle grabbed the puck along the right boards and centered it for a cutting Prust, who one-timed it home with 6:18 left in the first.

Giordano tied the game two minutes later with a power-play goal, his first of the season.

Lundqvist stopped 20 shots over the final two periods while Karlsson made 13 saves to force overtime.

Game Notes

Calgary hosts Nashville on Saturday...The Rangers play in Edmonton on Saturday...It was New York's first win in Calgary since November 14, 2002...The Flames went 1-for-5 on the power play while the Rangers were 1- for-2.