Lundqvist makes 45 saves, Rangers hold off Hurricanes

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  • Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves for the New York Rangers in a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Thursday.
  • It was the second consecutive win for Lundqvist, who made 35 saves in a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday after sitting the previous three games.

“It kind of carried over what I did last night,” Lundqvist said. “I felt pretty comfortable going into this game. Obviously, I was tested a lot in the first, but it was a fun test.”

  • Artemi Panarin and Pavel Buchnevich each had a goal and an assist for the Rangers (7-6-1), who have won four of their past five games.
  • Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes (9-6-1), who have lost three in a row.
  • Petr Mrazek made 15 saves.

“These are tough ones because we played a pretty good game,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “I think we were the better team from start to finish, and their goalie was great. I mean, it happens.”

EXTRA

  • Panarin extended his point streak to seven games (four goals, six assists). …
  • In the second game of back-to-back starts, Lundqvist is 54-23-8 with a 2.12 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and nine shutouts. …
  • Carolina had a season-high 47 shots. … Martin Necas had an assist to extend his point streak to four games (one goal, three assists). …
  • Eetu Luostarinen had two shots and two hits in 9:21 of ice time in his NHL debut.
Sources & Credits: Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com, NY Rangers, CAR Hurricanes
NHL Highlights | Rangers vs. Hurricanes – Nov. 07, 2019

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