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Cullen, Callahan help Rangers blast Bruins

Mar 18, 2007 - 2:01 AM
NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Matt Cullen and Ryan Callahan made sure the New York Rangers inched closer to a playoff berth.

Cullen and Callahan scored two goals apiece during a second-period blitz as the Rangers breezed to a 7-0 victory over the Boston Bruins.

The Rangers (35-28-9) moved one point ahead of the New York Islanders (34-26-10) for the eighth and final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders hosted Florida on Saturday.

New York led, 3-0, in the second period when Callahan scored on a rebound and Cullen added an one-timer from the right circle on the power play at the 10:05 mark.

The duo struck again later in the period as Cullen, who had an assist in the first period, tallied off a pass from defenseman Marek Malik and Callahan scored on a backhanded breakaway to cap a six-goal spree.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist recorded 30 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and sixth of his two-year career for the Rangers, who finished 4-for-4 with the man advantage.

Netminder Tim Thomas stopped 25 shots and backup Joey MacDonald had seven for Boston, which has lost all three meetings against New York this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 6 0 7 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 9 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, JAROMIR
    JAGR) 3:07
    2ND PRD: NYR - SEAN AVERY 14 (MATT CULLEN, JAROMIR JAGR) 2:41
    NYR - (PP) PETR PRUCHA 18 (JAROMIR JAGR, PAUL MARA) 5:07
    NYR - RYAN CALLAHAN 1 (BLAIR B

    Mar 17 9:40 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 6 7 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 9 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, JAROMIR
    JAGR) 3:07
    2ND PRD: NYR - SEAN AVERY 14 (MATT CULLEN, JAROMIR JAGR) 2:41
    NYR - (PP) PETR PRUCHA 18 (JAROMIR JAGR, PAUL MARA) 5:07
    NYR - RYAN CALLAH

    Mar 17 8:46 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 7
    2ND PRD: NYR - RYAN CALLAHAN 2 (SEAN AVERY, BRAD ISBISTER) 19:22

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:46 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 6
    2ND PRD: NYR - (PP) MATT CULLEN 15 (MAREK MALIK) 10:37

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:32 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 5
    2ND PRD: NYR - (PP) MATT CULLEN 14 (SEAN AVERY, THOMAS POCK) 10:05

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:27 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 4
    2ND PRD: NYR - RYAN CALLAHAN 1 (BLAIR BETTS, SEAN AVERY) 5:37

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:18 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 3
    2ND PRD: NYR - (PP) PETR PRUCHA 18 (JAROMIR JAGR, PAUL MARA) 5:07

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:15 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 2
    2ND PRD: NYR - SEAN AVERY 14 (MATT CULLEN, JAROMIR JAGR) 2:41

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 8:10 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 9 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, JAROMIR
    JAGR) 3:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 13 13
    NYR 11 11
    GOALIES: BOS - TIM T

    Mar 17 7:48 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    NY RANGERS 1
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 9 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, JAROMIR JAGR)
    3:07

    Bruins vs. RangersMar 17 7:16 PM