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NHL: Carolina 4, New York Rangers 1

Jan. 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Cam Ward held New York scoreless until late in the third period Thursday and made 39 saves in boosting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 over the Rangers.

The Hurricanes halted a two-game skid, scoring the game's first three goals and getting a solid effort from the struggling Ward. He won for just the fourth time in nine games.

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Chad LaRose and Jussi Jokinen scored in the opening period and Brandon Sutter gave Carolina a 3-0 advantage heading into the final stanza.

Brandon Prust broke up Ward's shutout bid with 8:20 to play.

Henrik Lundqvist gave up the four Carolina goals on 39 shots.

It was the fourth loss in six games for the Rangers, who could not back up their 7-0 win over Toronto Wednesday.

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