#1 Elias now has 397 career by jinshuiqian0713 04.11.2019 19:45

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers take a seven-game winning streak into the Christmas break.They will need the rest after withstanding a frenetic third period to beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Tuesday night. Trailing 3-0, the Capitals fired 21 shots at Lundqvist in the final 20 minutes.It was perfect, Lundqvist deadpanned. I have a lot of Christmas food here, so I needed a good workout in the third.He certainly got it.When the game was on the line, Lundqvist was really good for them, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis each scored twice for the Rangers. Lundqvist finished with 30 saves in a game that matched two of the NHLs hottest teams in their final outing before the holiday break. Washington had won three in a row, picking up points in nine straight games (7-0-2).Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard had two assists apiece for New York.Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington.It was the first meeting of the season between the Metropolitan Division rivals. The Rangers and Capitals are tied with 40 points in third place — the last guaranteed playoff spot in the division. New York has two games in hand on the Capitals.Nash got the only goal of the opening period at 3:32, deflecting Zuccarellos shot past Braden Holtby. It came moments after Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh won a 1-on-1 battle with Ovechkin, standing up the Washington star as he broke toward the net.Ovechkin and linemate Nicklas Backstrom almost tied it later in the period when they had consecutive point-blank shots that Lundqvist denied.Ovechkin was called for boarding Zuccarello 27 seconds into the second period, and the Rangers capitalized.St. Louis got the goal at 1:03, converting a brilliant pass from Dan Boyle at the point. Boyle faked a shot before sending the puck to St. Louis, positioned below the right circle. He whipped a sharp-angle shot past Holtby to give New York a 2-0 lead.The Capitals came out flying to start the third period, peppering Lundqvist with nine shots in the first 3 minutes.He stood his ground, and got some breathing room when Nash, using Washington defenceman John Carlson as a screen, fired home his second goal at 5:12 for a 3-0 lead. It was his team-leading 22nd of the season.Lundqvist lost his shutout bid when Kuznetsov scored 41 seconds later, a soft shot that Lundqvist missed as he tried to make a kick save.The Capitals kept coming, pulling within one on Ovechkins power-play goal at 10:58.We were frustrated a little bit with ourselves, Trotz said. Between periods, I said, Lets take a deep breath here. Weve got 20 minutes to see if we could reclaim this. There was no quit in us. I liked our determination.The momentum, at that point in Washingtons favour, changed with a spate of Capitals penalties. Backstrom got a double-minor for high-sticking Brassard at 14:35. Jason Chimera at the same time picked up a faceoff-violation penalty, giving the Rangers a 5-on-3 power play.St. Louis cashed in, knocking in the rebound of Nashs shot after it hit the post at 16:12 to put the Rangers up 4-2.And the winning streak continued.Its a great feeling in here, St. Louis said. Weve done a great job of going out there and earning it every day.With each victory, the Rangers see emerging signs of the team that advanced to the Stanley Cup finals last spring.Its a great feeling to go into this break after playing really well these last couple of weeks, Lundqvist said. We all feel were getting closer to where we want to be.NOTES: The teams dont meet again until March 11, but they play three times in the final month. ... Both teams resume play Saturday. Washington will be in Pittsburgh; New York hosts New Jersey. ... The New York City police honour guard presented the colours for the national anthem and received a prolonged ovation from the crowd. NFL Jerseys China . Carreno Busta broke his opponent five times in the match, but also lost his serve three times in the second set before prevailing in the tiebreaker. Both players struggled with their first serve, as Carreno Busta landed just 51 per cent of his to 47 per cent for Kukushkin. Nike NFL Jerseys China .J. 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As each game passes (each has played close with the exception of last night) it becomes clearer just how evenly matched these two teams are and how one mistake, or one bad inning, is likely to sway the result.NEWARK, N.J. - Keith Kinkaid finally got to enjoy a shootout, and the New Jersey Devils celebrated something even better — a much-needed win.Kinkaid stopped all three shootout attempts and Patrik Elias scored the only goal in the one-on-one session as the Devils snapped a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.It was one of the best moments of my life, Kinkaid said after posting his first NHL win. I celebrated with my teammates, but its a great accomplishment to get the first one. Hopefully, its just the beginning and I can talk about a regulation win.The start was the third of Kinkaids NHL career and all three have gone to shootouts. The first two ended in losses to Chicago and the Islanders.Kinkaid made sure this one was different. He made 26 saves in regulation, shook off a late goal by Nikita Kucherov and stopped shootout attempts by Steven Stamkos, Kucherov and Jonathan Drouin in getting New Jersey its third win in 14 games (3-7-4).He was really solid, Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. He played with confidence. He gave our group confidence.Adam Henrique and Elias scored for New Jersey, which has beaten Tampa Bay twice this season.It was a huge win, DeBoer said. We really needed it. It was a gutsy win. I dont think there were too many people picking us tonight. We found a way.Stamkos and Kucherova tallied for the Lightning, who lost for the fifth times in seven games. Kucherov scored with 40.1 seconds left in regulation to tie it.Elias got the winner with a backhand move that beat Evgeni Nabokov on the Devils third shootout attempt.I was just trying to make a move, coming in from the other side, said Elias, who said he had not scored in a shootout in a while. I usually dont come in from the left side. I faked a shot to see what he is going to do and I had half the net open.After killing off a late four-minute high sticking penalty to Michael Ryder to put themselves within three minutes of a win, the Devils could not hold the lead.With less than a minute to play, Ligghtning defenceman Jason Garrison took a shot from the point that appeared to hit teammate Ryan Callahan in front of the crease.dddddddddddd Kucherov got the loose puck, took a stride to his right and sent a backhander off the glove of Kinkaid and into the net for his 13th goal.Points are very valuable. You cant just throw one away like that, Callahan said. The shootout is pretty much a crap shoot, but that was a very valuable point we let get away.New Jersey took a 2-0 lead in the first period as Henrique and Elias beat Nabokov, who got the start with Ben Bishop out for the second straight game with lower body injury.Henrique got his ninth of the season seconds after Nabokov stopped defenceman Andy Greene in close on a power play. The puck went behind the net, took a weird bounce off the end boards and back into the crease for a tap-in goal.Elias fourth goal of the season was spectacular. He carried the puck into the Lightning end with only defenceman Matt Carle to beat. The 38-year-old did a spin in the right circle and unleashed a backhander at the end of the loop. It hit off Carles stick and fluttered over Nabokovs shoulder.Stamkos got Tampa Bay back in the game with 5:05 left in the second period, putting the rebound of Callahans shot in close into an open net.While the Lightning had much of the territorial advantage in the game, the Devils had plenty of scoring chances. Travis Zajac hit the goalpost twice on power-play chances, Elias was stopped in close twice and Nabokov made a prone save on Henrique on a rebound at the end of a 3-on-1 break in the third period.NOTES: Elias now has 397 career goals in 17 seasons with the Devils. ... Greenes assist was his first point in seven games. ... Lightning C Tyler Johnson (flu) missed his first game of the season. The second-year player has 10 goals and 23 assists this season. ... Ryder has gone 20 games without a goal. New Jersey is 2-5 in shootouts this season after winning to win one last season. ...Tampa Bay is 1-4 in shootouts this season. ' ' '

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