NHL: New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1

Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A 37-save performance from Henrik Lundqvist Friday led the New York Rangers to their fourth straight victory, 3-1 over Pittsburgh.

The Rangers have captured nine of their last 10 and lead the Eastern Conference by three points over Boston.

Lundqvist gave up a goal to Ben Lovejoy 5:43 into the game and then shut down the Penguins, who have lost three in a row. It was the first goal of the season for Lovejoy and just the fourth in his 80-game career.

Brad Richards tied it with 1:43 to go in the opening period and Brandon Dubinsky put the Rangers in front with a shorthanded goal early in the second. Derek Stepan had an unassisted goal 1:20 into the third to complete the scoring.

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed the three goals on 21 shots.

New York has won both its games with Pittsburgh this season and has defeated the Penguins in four consecutive meetings.

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