Vancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – Martin St. Louis bagged the crucial goal as the New York Rangers edged the Vancouver Canucks, 3-1 Tuesday at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Carcillo banged home the Rangers’ first goal as they took the upper hand at 4:59 of the first.
Benoit Pouliot scored in a power play off an assist by Derick Brassard to make it 2-0 at 14:43 of the opening period.
Ryan Kesler cut the Rangers’ lead in half at 6:21 of the second.
Rick Nash fed Martin St. Louis the puck as they took advantage of a 2-on-1 situation to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead at 10:15 of the third and put the game out of reach.
Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for the Rangers while Eddie Lack finished with 28 for the Canucks.