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Rangers Top Winnipeg For Lundqvist’s 40th NHL Shutout

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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers’ 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Lundqvist (22-10-4) made his fifth consecutive start for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers because backup Martin Biron was out with the flu.

Biron allowed only one goal in beating the Jets in New York’s two previous meetings this season, and Lundqvist picked up where he left off. The All-Star earned his fifth shutout and 40th in seven NHL seasons.

Winnipeg, which lost 2-1 at Carolina on Monday, was outshot 31-22 and fell to 0-8 in the second of back-to-back games. The Jets have been outscored 33-5 in those losses.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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