Jagr, Rangers Rough Up Hurricanes

Jackets blank Thrashers while Caps hold off Lightning
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2007 10:25 PM CST
New York Rangers' Jaromir Jagr, right, celebrates with teammate Brendan Shanahan after scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal in 11 games and veteran Brendan Shanahan had two assists, as New York defeated Carolina in a game that saw a little of everything, including a game misconduct to Rangers tough guy Colton Orr for an illegal hit that injured Carolina's Matt Cullen. The Rangers rallied with three goals in the third period. Elsewhere:

  • Pascal Leclaire got his seventh blanking of the season for the Blue Jackets, this one over visiting Atlanta 2-0. "It was a pretty quiet night tonight," said the NHL's leader in shutouts.
  • Matt Bradley's late goal was upheld after review giving Washington a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay on the day that Bruce Boudreau was named the team's permanent head coach.