Henrik Lundqvist took his first penalty of the year in a confrontation when he leapt on Max Pacioretty in frustration, but don't expect many more. "Once in a while it will happen," said Lundqvist who has two other minors. "When I feel the guy is trying to stop and they still hit me, I can deal with that. I do that all the time. In this building, it's hard to stay calm sometimes. There was a lot of stuff going on for a few minutes, they kept coming around the net. I lost it there a little bit. The energy on the ice and in the building makes you jump guys sometimes. If he was standing up, I probably wouldn't go after him, but seriously, it happens."
D Dan Girardi had an impressive game. He had two assists, had six shots on goal and was a plus-2 in a game-high 27:38...Marian Gaborik had three shots in 19:05....The Rangers are 15-8-1 on the road....The Rangers were 0 for 4 on the power play and had just five shots...Lundqvist stopped the last 28 shots he faced...In his Rangers debut, Kris Newbury fought Travis Moen, had three hits and won two of five faceoffs in 7:29...Canadiens rookie P.K. Subban, derided by both Brian Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky after the last game on Jan. 11 for a butt end that broke Boyle’s nose and a slewfoot on Dubinsky that wasn’t called, was very active. He had an assist, five shots, two shots blocked and played 23:50....Dubinsky was called for three minor penalties.
Ryan Callahan will have his broken hand re-examined today and hopes that he will be cleared to grip a stick when he skates. If that happens, the right wing said, a return on Feb. 1 is “realistic.” Callahan has been sidelined since Dec. 15 after blocking a shot by the Penguins’ Kris Letang.