ATLANTA, March 9 (UPI) -- Mike Dunham stopped 25 shots Tuesday for his 18th career shutout as the New York Rangers edged the Atlanta Thrashers, 2-0.
Jaromir Jagr, who was acquired in late January to provide a spark, scored with 33 seconds left in the opening period and Dunham made the lead stand. Bobby Holik sealed New York's second win in seven games with an empty-net tally.
Rangers interim Coach Tom Renney's squad was without left wing Martin Rucinsky, defenseman Vladimir Maakhov and left wing Matthew Barnaby, who were traded in the last 24 hours. The Rangers aready had parted with defenseman Brian Leetch, right wing Alexei Kovaev, center Petr Nedved and left wing Chris Simon.
Pasi Nurminen stopped 23 shots for Atlanta, which is just 3-7 at home all-time against the Rangers.