The shootout is tied for the sixth longest in NHL history, and the third longest in Rangers history. Lundqvist also was in the net for the 15 rounder on Nov. 26, 2005 against Washington and the 13 rounder on Oct. 7, 2006.
Despite the loss, which dropped the Rangers to 20-14-2, coach John Tortorella said he doesn't judge his team on the shootout results, during which nine shooters were stopped by Dan Ellis. "It's exciting when you win them and a downer when you lose. I told the coaching staff: 'You cannot get down. You cannot judge them on that.' We need to coach them on how they played and I thought we played out (butt) off. We made some mistakes but territorially, and how we wanted to play, I am very happy." The nine were forwards Chris Drury, Artem Anisimov, Derek Stepan, Brandon Dubinsky, Alex Frolov, Brian Boyle and defensemen Marc Staal, Matt Gilroy and Michal Rozsival.
Derek Stepan: "Ideally, we would like to help Hank. He stopped seven straight shooters (including Steven Stamkos, Simon Gagne and Vinny Lecavalier) or something like that."
Erik Christensen deked and reached back one-handed to his right to tap the puck past for his third shootout score this seaosn. he is seventh all time 21 for 38. (55.3 percent). Lundqvist is 31-22 with a .751 save percentage in shootouts....Chris Drury was 11 for 16 in faceoffs.