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Red Wings Hand Rangers Fifth Straight Loss – SportsUntapped.com
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Added February 8th, 2011 by Chalk

Red Wings Hand Rangers Fifth Straight Loss
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Despite putting 47 shots on net and being on the power play for the final 3:40 of the game, the New York Rangers still lost their fifth straight game, falling on the road 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings. Jimmy Howard made 45 saves for Detroit, and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and an assist in his first game with the Red Wings since breaking his hand on December 22.

The Rangers never led in the game, but outshot the Red Wings 18-5 in the third period. During their five-game losing streak, the Rangers have outshot opponents 74-17, but have just an 0-4-1 record to show for it. New York’s Sean Avery drew two penalties in the game’s final four minutes and needed four stitches in his lip, but the Rangers power play has been awful on the road of late, converting just once in their last 36 chances. “Now we just have to win a game, any way we can,” said Avery. “We have to break this.”

Howard says he didn’t mind facing all that rubber. “It was good,” the Red Wings netminder said. “I saw a lot of the pucks. We did a good job of blocking out in front and tying up sticks and allowing me to see it. It makes a goalie’s life a lot easier when you’re not trying to guess where the puck is coming.

The Rangers (29-23-4) are still in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but have just a four-point lead on the ninth-place Atlanta Thrashers. The Thrashers host the Rangers on Friday night. The Red Wings (32-15-6) are in second place in the Western Conference and have a comfortable seven-point lead in the Central Division over the Nashville Predators.

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