Brandon Prust, with his second goal in two games, opened the scoring at 3:54. Brian Boyle bulled past Jordan Staal behind the net and backhanded a pass to Wojtek Wolksi, whose shot hit Brook Orpik and Prust pounced on the rebound for his eighth of the season. It was the first shot on Marc Andre Fleury. The Rangers failed to connect on two power plays and were outshot 12-8.
In their return from injuries, Brandon Dubinsky fed Ryan Callahan in front on the first power play, but Pascal Dupuis got enough of the right wing to force him to restrict his shot to a trickler that kissed the right post. That PP unit, with Wolski, Staal and Girardi, created more chances than the first one.