(NEW YORK) — Coming into Madison Square Garden, the Chicago Blackhawks (30-21-7) were riding a nine-game losing streak. They left on a one game winning streak after they shut down the Rangers, 4-2 on Thursday night.
Chicago was happy to see that Rangers’ all-star goalie Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t behind the net; the Blackhawks took full advantage of backup goalie Martin Biron, scoring all their goals in the first 9:38 of the game.
“You’re up 4-0 in the first few minutes, it can’t get any better than that,” said Patrick Kane. “Everyone got a little confidence out of it, and I think everyone got pretty excited.”
Nick Leddy, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, and Corey Crawford were a part of the 4-0 blitz in the first period.
With the loss, New York (37-14-5) failed to leap-frog the Red Wings for the best record in the league.
“It’s not on him at all,” Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said of Biron behind the net.
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