Lundqvist, Rangers Shut Out Pens

Gomez scores twice as New York coasts to a 4-0 victory at MSG
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 12:19 AM CST
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a slapshot during their game at Madison Square Garden December 18, 2007 in New York, New York.   (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The New York Rangers re-discovered their stifling defense and held the Pittsburgh Penguins to only five shots through two periods, and 18 total, en route to a 4-0 victory. New York had surrendered 24 goals in their previous six games and compiled a 1-4-1 record during those contests. Scott Gomez led the Rangers’ offense with two goals, reports the AP.

Michal Rozsival had three assists on the night and Chris Drury and Martin Straka each had a goal and an assist for the Rangers. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist only needed to make 18 saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season. Sidney Crosby did not record a point for only the sixth time all year.