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
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.