Rangers’ Lundqvist: ‘This is a big win for us’

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The New York Rangers earned two points on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions. No easy task.

The Rangers had the Chicago Blackhawks their third loss to begin the New Year with a 3-2 victory Wednesday evening. New York’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in what could be called one of his best games of the season.

The Rangers, after all their struggles at the beginning of the season, have found themselves of late, with six wins in their last 10 games. They have also moved into third in the Metropolitan Division, with 22 wins and 47 points, only three back of the surging Philadelphia Flyers.

But beat the Blackhawks, well, it came with a good feeling afterward.

“Playing one of the best teams, this is a big win for us … we got rewarded in the end with a big goal,” said Lundqvist, as per the team’s Twitter account.

“It took a great effort by everyone to get this win..The key was grabbing the momentum back after they tied the game,” added Ryan Callahan.