Lundqvist saves 42 in NYR 3-0 win over Bruins

By Jimmy Golen

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) dives in the crease as goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, protects the net against Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

Elise Amendola, Associated Press

BOSTON — Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves for his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Tuesday night to widen the gap between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers won their fourth straight game and opened a nine-point lead over Boston in the East.

Ryan Callahan scored for the sixth time in four games, and Ryan McDonagh and Artem Anisimov also had goals for the Rangers, who were outshot 42-20. It was Lundqvist's 42nd career shutout.

Tim Thomas made 17 saves for the Bruins, who are 6-7-1 in their last 14 games.

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