Lundqvist Brilliant in Rangers' Win

Penguins win on fluke goal while Jackets keep slim playoff hopes alive
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2008 8:12 PM CDT
Lundqvist Brilliant in Rangers' Win
New York Rangers' Nigel Dawes is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the shootout at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, March 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist earned his eighth shutout this season and was one shot better than his counterpart, Boston's Alex Auld, as New York won 1-0 in the shootout. Nigel Dawes, fast becoming the Rangers' shootout specialist, scored for the third time in four games to move his team into sixth in the East, one point ahead of Boston, writes AP. Elsewhere:

  • Washington's Nicklas Backstrom inadvertently scored the winning goal against his own team with 32 seconds remaining, as Pittsburgh stole one from the Capitals. Sidney Crosby, credited with the winner, had two goals.
  • Columbus snapped a seven-game home winless streak and scored its first power play goal in 35 chances during a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.
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