NEW YORK -- Paul Carey scored twice -- doubling his season goal total -- as the New York Rangers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist was fantastic, stopping 39 of 40 shots.
The Rangers (19-12-3) have won three in a row and are 6-2-1 in December.
Ondrej Kase had the goal for Anaheim. John Gibson made 28 saves in defeat.
The Ducks (14-13-8) have lost three straight.
Lundqvist was stellar in the first period, stopping all 16 shots he faced. His best save came against Rickard Rakell, who nearly beat Lundqvist on a breakaway but was unable to backhand the puck past the goaltender's blocker.
Carey sent the Rangers to the locker room at the first intermission ahead 1-0. He drove to the net and chipped a backhand saucer pass from Desharnais past Gibson with 45.5 seconds remaining in the period.
Hayes jumped on the Ducks 38 seconds into the second period, burying a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle past Gibson after Mats Zuccarello found him with a beautiful cross-ice pass in the offensive zone. The goal increased New York's lead to 2-0.
Carey earned his first career two-goal game with seven minutes remaining in the second period as he once again was set up for the goal by Desharnais. A cutting Carey took the pass in the slot and wristed the puck glove side to make it 3-0.
Kase spoiled Lundqvist's shutout bid with 5:17 remaining in the third period on Anaheim's 36th shot, taking a pass from Ryan Getzlaf and releasing a quick shot that squeezed through Lundqvist's legs to make it 3-1.
Grabner's 17th goal of the season with 3:23 remaining required video review. It was initially ruled that Rakell whacked the puck out of mid-air before it crossed the goal line, but replay showed the puck barely made it into the net for a 4-1 lead.
NOTES: Ducks D Brandon Montour was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. The 23-year-old has six goals and 16 points in 33 games this season. ... Ducks D Francois Beauchemin took Montour's place in the lineup and played 16:47. ... Rangers C Mika Zibanejad (concussion) played in his first game since Nov. 26. He had one shot in 13:32 of ice time. ... Rangers C Boo Nieves and D Steven Kampfer were scratched. ... Anaheim scratched D Korbinian Holzer and F Dennis Rasmussen.