Brandon Dubinsky notched the go-ahead goal 1:21 into the third period for the New York Rangers to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 last night in Raleigh, NC. Following a scoreless first block, Sergei Samsonov started the scoring right away in the second. Marian Gaborik followed up soon after to tie it up, before Dubinsky came through for the one-goal advantage. Marc Staal sealed the deal on empty net in the final seconds to really solidify the victory.
“We’re just trying to gain some confidence, and be as consistent as you can be, and you find a way to win some hockey games, you start feeling better about yourself,” said Rangers coach John Tortorella. “We just need to stay within ourselves and try to play a simple game. When we’re on the road, we think that…It’s just a matter of simplifying everything and just competing on pucks.”
Henrik Lundqvist played outstanding in goal with 32 saves. The Rangers have now won three straight looking ahead to their next game tomorrow night against the Florida Panthers. “We’re starting to turn things around and pick up our game,” said Dubinsky. “Lundqvist is playing awesome, and we’re playing pretty good team D. If we can find a way to bury a few more chances, you know, we can take some pressure off ourselves in the third periods.”