New York at Chicago

Rangers hold on for 3-2 victory over Blackhawks

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CHICAGO (AP) Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derek Stepan scored in the first period, and the New York Rangers ruined Chicago's Stanley Cup party with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday on the first night of the NHL season.

J.T. Miller had two assists and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for New York.

Cheered on by a sellout crowd of 22,104, with many dressed in their usual red jerseys, the Blackhawks raised the banner for the franchise's sixth NHL title during a colorful pregame ceremony. Fluorescent balls bounced around the seats and LED wristbands for the fans provided a synchronized lightshow during player introductions and highlight presentations.

All-Star winger Patrick Kane, the subject of a sexual assault investigation in western New York, heard loud cheers when he skated onto the ice for the Cup celebration. Kane has not been charged.

Artemi Panarin scored in his first NHL game for Chicago, which is trying to become the first team to defend the title since the Red Wings in 1997-98. Teuvo Teravainen also scored, and Corey Crawford made 24 stops.

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Scoreboard
NY Rangers  (1-0-0) «3003
Chicago (0-1-0)1102
Three Stars
K. Klein
NYR


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
O. Lindberg
NYR


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
A. Panarin
CHI


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:43 - Oscar Lindberg (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Miller, Stalberg
14:24 - Artemi Panarin (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Kane, Hjalmarsson
16:38 - Kevin Klein (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Yandle, Miller
19:01 - Derek Stepan (1), Tip-In. Assist: Hayes, Kreider
2ND PERIOD
06:55 - Teuvo Teravainen (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Hossa, Toews
3RD PERIOD
None
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
06:19Zuccarello, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
None
3RD PERIOD
18:41Shaw, 2 min, Roughing
18:41Yandle, 2 min, Cross Check
Shots On Goal
 123T
NYR119727
CHI1281434
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Henrik Lundqvist59:32322
Corey Crawford58:15243
Game Information
Attendance - 22104
Referees - Steve Kozari, Ghislain Hebert
Linesmen - Andy McElman, Mark Shewchyk
 
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