The New York Rangers won their fourth straight game Sunday, shutting out the Winnipeg Jets, 3-0 at Madison Square Garden. Marian Gaborik had a goal and two assists, Derek Stepan scored his second goal of the season, and Marty Biron filled in for Henrik Lundqvist with a 23-save shutout. New York improved to 7-3-3 and finished its six-game homestand with nine out of a possible 12 points.
After defeating the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday by a 5-3 score in a wild, emotional game, New York came out looking a bit tired. Perhaps the Jets were fatigued as well, losing in New Jersey on Saturday, as neither team really took control throughout the first period. The Rangers went on top halfway through the game, converting on the power play. Brad Richards fed Michael Del Zotto on the right wing, and Del Zotto centered, looking for Gaborik. The puck flicked off Gaborik's stick and fell to Stepan, who fired a wrister to the top shelf from a sharp angle.
Eight and a half minutes into the third period, it was Stepan's turn to set up Gaborik. Stepan picked up an Artem Anisimov clearance and rushed down ice with Gabroik on a 2-on-1. Stepan found Gaborik on the right side and he didn't miss, one-timing his sixth goal of the season past Ondrej Pavelec. Gaborik sealed the game with an empty-netter, his team-leading seventh of the season.
The Rangers return on Wednesday in Ottawa to take on the Senators.