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Rangers left for dead in shoot-out

April 12, 2010

Claude Giroux beats Lundqvist with game-winning goal

The New York Rangers lost in a shootout to the Flyers Sunday afternoon, eliminating themselves from the playoffs and ending their 2010 season.  It was a tough way to go out for a team that played very well down the stretch and would have had a wave of momentum heading into the Stanley Cup Tournament. 

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 46 of 47 shots through regulation and overtime, and turned aside one of three shootout attempts, to finish the season with a record of 35-27-10, including an 18-11-4 mark on the road.  He posted a 7-1-2 record in the last 10 games, registering a 2.18 goals against average with a .930 save percentage and two shutouts over the span.  Lundqvist’s 46 saves marked his fourth game this season with 40-or-more saves, which is a career-high.

Jody Shelley notched the game’s opening goal at 3:27 of the first period, and finished the contest with four hits and a team-high four shots on goal in a season-high 13:58 of ice time.  The Flyers tied it when Briere’s  shot from the circle bounced off Lundqvist and Jeff Carter poked the rebound to Carle for his sixth goal of the season and a 1-1 score. 

Philadelphia clinched the last playoff spot by defeating the Rangers in a shoot-out 2-1. 

The Rangers boarded a train home after a strong run to end the season. They will miss the postseason for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

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