Series (Game 1 of 1)

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, December 5th

Wild 1

(10-12-4, 24 pts)

Rangers 3

(18-8-3, 39 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 5, 2005

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 3 T
MIN 0 1 01
NYR 1 0 23

P. Prucha (Rangers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Ward (Rangers - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

M. Rucinsky (Rangers - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

Minnesota (10-11-4) at NY Rangers (17-8-3) 7:00 pm EST

Minnesota (10-11-4) at NY Rangers (17-8-3) 7:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers had their season-best winning streak snapped in emphatic fashion Saturday. With two days to regroup, they will try to get back on track when they face the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

The Rangers, who were seeking a seven-game winning streak for the first time since their Stanley Cup season of 1993-94, were dealt a 5-1 setback by Washington on Saturday.

Rookie goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who has been a key to New York's resurgence, surrendered five goals before being pulled midway through the third period. The Rangers' offense was shut out until rookie Petr Prucha tallied with less than two minutes to go.

The Rangers still have their home winning streak, however.

New York has won four straight games here, where Lundqvist is 7-1 with a 1.42 goals-against average. The Rangers have not won five straight home games since November 6-20, 2001.

The Wild, who have won three straight games against the Rangers, are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey on Saturday. Brian Rolston and defenseman Andrei Zyuzin scored for Minnesota, which had its losing streak extended to three games.