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New York at Anaheim

Ducks win in SO, hand Rangers second loss abroad

CBSSports.com wire reports
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STOCKHOLM -- Henrik Lundqvist made a jaw-dropping save on a second period shot by Bobby Ryan. The Anaheim Ducks left winger got his revenge in the shootout.

Ryan scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the teams' matchup in Europe on Saturday.

Shooting fourth, Ryan who glided toward the net and poked an ugly shot to the lower right side of the net.

"It wasn't the way it was drawn up, but I'll take it. I'm gonna label it a fortunate miss," Ryan said. "I had one [scoring chance] in the second period that I'd really liked to have back, so I think Henrik and I will trade even today."

The Rangers appeared headed for a loss late in the third period, but Brad Richards scored with 2:15 left in regulation, his first goal for New York since joining the team from Dallas.

Richards' goal came after the Ducks had trouble clearing the puck. Ryan McDonagh took control and passed to Richards. He skated up to Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller and put the puck over his shoulder, making it 1-all.

It was Richards' second point in his first two games with the Rangers, and showed precisely why the team lured him from Dallas with a nine-year, $60 million contract -- one of the league's biggest free agent deal this summer.

Lundqvist, a hockey star in Sweden, kept the Rangers close and rewarded the sellout crowd with an outstanding game in the net. He stopped 27 shots. The most memorable save came in the second period when Ryan, standing alone to the side of Lundqvist, took a pass from Corey Perry. The crowd applauded wildly and began chanting "Henke! Henke!" - Lundqvist's Swedish name.

Both teams will head back to North America with two points in two games. The Ducks lost 4-1 to the Buffalo Sabres in Helsinki on Friday, while the Rangers fell to the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime.

Ducks center Andrew Cogliano scored for the Ducks midway through the first period thanks to the forchecking of rookie Devante Smith-Pelly, who got an assist on the play.

The game was marked by sloppy play typical of early season action. There were 19 penalties -- two against the Ducks for having too many men on the ice.

"It wasn't a smooth game at all," Rangers' coach John Tortorella said. "But we stayed with it. At times, as ugly as we were, we still found a way to battle and get a big goal at the end."

The Rangers managed only 15 shots on goal, and only three in the third period, but the performance by Hiller was impressive after he allowed four goals by Buffalo the night before.

"It was a weird game. I didn't have a whole lot of shots ... but I thought we played it pretty well. It was definitely a lot of improvement compared to yesterday," said Hiller, who stopped shootout attempts by the Rangers' Erik Christensen, Richards, Mats Zuccarello, and Artem Anisimov.

Hiller missed 27 games during the second half of last season because of vertigolike symptons.

The assist by Smith-Pelly marked the first point in the NHL by the 19-year-old, who was drafted by the Ducks in 2010.

"It's a good thing to get the first point out of the way. Now I can just kind of relax and hopefully get that first goal," he said.

"I thought yesterday I was a little bit nervous for most of the game. It probably showed in my game. But today I was much more calm, getting a little more confidence with the puck," Smith-Pelly said.

The Ducks next play at home on Friday, facing the San Jose Sharks. The Rangers will play the Islanders on Long Island on Oct. 15.

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Bobby Ryan beats Henrik Lundqvist to the glove side for the only goal in the shootout. (Getty Images)
Bobby Ryan beats Henrik Lundqvist to the glove side for the only goal in the shootout. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
NY Rangers (0-0-2)00100 (0)1
anaheim-ducks  (1-1-0) «10001 (1)2
Three Stars
J. Hiller
ANA


Saves: 14
Save Pct.: .933
B. Ryan
ANA


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0
H. Lundqvist
NYR


Saves: 27
Save Pct.: .964
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
09:26 - Andrew Cogliano (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Gordon, Smith-Pelly
2ND PERIOD
None
3RD PERIOD
17:45 - Brad Richards (1), Slap Shot. Assist: McDonagh
OT
None
SHOOTOUT
  - Bobby Ryan (1), GOAL
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:57Ryan, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
03:49Boyle, 2 min, Interference
09:28Parros, 5 min, Fighting
09:28Rupp, 5 min, Fighting
11:34Perry, 2 min, Slashing
11:34Perry, 2 min, Roughing
11:34Dubinsky, 2 min, Roughing
11:34Dubinsky, 2 min, Slashing
14:20Cogliano, 2 min, Slashing
16:58Callahan, 2 min, Boarding
19:29Ryan, 2 min, High-Sticking
19:50Dubinsky, 2 min, High-Sticking
2ND PERIOD
02:14Dubinsky, 2 min, Goaltender Interference
05:54Getzlaf, 2 min, Tripping
05:46Erixon, 2 min, Interference
07:06Blake, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
10:43Parros, 2 min, Hooking
3RD PERIOD
07:53Koivu, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
09:43Boyle, 2 min, Hooking
OT
None
SHOOTOUT
None
Shots On Goal
 123T
NYR57315
ANA791026
 
Other Games
Buf 4 Final
LA 2
Phi 3 Final
NJ 0
Ott 5 Final
Tor 6
TB 1 Final
Bos 4
Car 3 Final
OT
Wash 4
Fla 2 Final
NYI 0
Nash 4 Final
StL 2
Colu 2 Final
Min 4
Dal 2 Final
Chi 5
Det 3 Final
Colo 0
Pitt 5 Final
Cal 3
Pho 3 Final
SJ 6