|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|NYR||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||4|
NEW YORK (AP) - Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry each netted their 14th goals of the season while Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 10 games, but it was not enough for the Ducks in a 4-2 defeat to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Jonas Hiller, who started for the second straight game after blanking Minnesota 3-0 last Saturday, made 26 saves in the loss.
Markus Naslund scored on a power play and set up Scott Gomez's man-advantage goal in the third period that snapped a tie and lifted the Rangers to victory.
The Rangers, playing their first home game following a 3-1-1 trip, hopped back over the New Jersey Devils into first place in the Atlantic Division. New York is now off for a week for the NHL All-Star break.
Anaheim, on a road trip that continues Wednesday at the New York Islanders, got goals from Perry and the rookie Ryan. Assisting on Ryan's power-play tally, Getzlaf secured a point for his 10th straight game dating back to Jan. 2.
Gomez also had an assist, Fredrik Sjostrom added a short-handed goal in the second period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 24th win.
Nikolai Zherdev passed the puck onto Naslund's stick in the crease and he deftly slid it to Gomez at the right post for a jam shot that got past Hiller for the game-winner with 7:21 remaining.
Hiller was pulled for an extra skater with 1:25 left, while Anaheim was on a power play, but Blair Betts sealed the win with an short-handed, empty-net goal with 33.9 seconds to go.
The Ducks answered with a late goal in each of the first two periods to forge ties.
Soon after the Rangers failed on a power play, in which they were whistled for icing twice, Perry tied it at 2 with his 14th goal.
Lundqvist had made a quick left pad stop against George Parros on a redirect in tight, but that only briefly protected New York's lead. Perry took a pass from Andrew Ebbett in the slot and blew past defenseman Dmitri Kalinin before beating Lundqvist.
New York had gone ahead 2-1 at 3:22 of the second when Sjostrom chased down teammate Michal Rozsival's long clearing attempt during an Anaheim power play and scored from the left circle. It was Sjostrom's third goal and snapped a 26-game drought since he last scored.
Naslund staked the Rangers to their first lead when he ripped in a drive from the slot with 7:13 remaining in the opening period during a power play. Naslund was set up perfectly after brothers Scott and Rob Niedermayer knocked the puck right to him while trying to clear the Anaheim zone, and scored his 15th goal to move into a tie with captain Chris Drury for the team lead.
Ryan made it 1-1 with his 14th goal, which got him into a tie for most among NHL rookies at 13:45 of the first. Ryan has been on fire lately with eight goals in his last nine games.
Notes: Getzlaf has a total of 20 points in 16 games (four goals, 16 assists). ... Perry has recorded a point in five of his last six games, including five goals. ... The Ducks, 1-2 on their trip, have 499 wins in team history....Sjostrom's previous goal was Nov. 17 against Ottawa. ... Rangers LW Aaron Voros, a healthy scratch for five straight games and seven of nine, rejoined the lineup along with LW Dan Fritsche, who was benched the previous 20. They replaced forwards Petr Prucha and Lauri Korpikoski. Voros was called for three penalties, two in the third period.
|PPG - Markus Naslund (15) ASST: Ryan Callahan (6), Scott Gomez (23)|
1 - 0 NYR
|PPG - Bobby Ryan (14) ASST: Samuel Pahlsson (8), Ryan Getzlaf (39)|
1 - 1 Tie
|SHG - Fredrik Sjostrom (3) ASST: Michal Rozsival (17)|
2 - 1 NYR
|Corey Perry (14) ASST: Andrew Ebbett (7), Scott Niedermayer (23)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Scott Gomez (9) ASST: Markus Naslund (15), Nikolay Zherdev (27)|
3 - 2 NYR
|SHG - EN - Blair Betts (5) ASST: NONE|
4 - 2 NYR
|Chris Kunitz Interference on goalkeeper against Henrik Lundqvist|
|Aaron Voros Tripping against Steve Montador|
|Brandon Dubinsky Fighting (maj) against Drew Miller|
|Drew Miller Fighting (maj) against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Drew Miller Roughing against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Dan Fritsche Too many men/ice - bench|
|Steve Montador Holding against Aaron Voros|
|Brendan Mikkelson Hooking against Markus Naslund|
|Brendan Mikkelson Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Ryan Callahan Fighting (maj) against Travis Moen|
|Travis Moen Fighting (maj) against Ryan Callahan|
|Ryan Getzlaf Roughing against Dan Girardi|
|Aaron Voros Holding against Bret Hedican|
|Aaron Voros Roughing against Drew Miller|
|Samuel Pahlsson Interference against Ryan Callahan|
|Dan Girardi Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|SA: 29||TOI: 59:06|
|Saves: 26||EV: 14 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 11 - 13|
|SV%: .897||SH: 1 - 2|
|SA: 34||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 32||EV: 21 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 10 - 11|
|SV%: .941||SH: 1 - 1|