WINNIPEG – Ryan Callahan scored the game-winner on the power play as the New York Rangers ended a seven-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.
Callahan scored his team’s second power-play goal of the night at 8:41 of the third period.
Forward Ruslan Fedotenko also scored with the man advantage early in the second period for the Rangers (3-2-2). Defenceman Dan Girardi assisted on both goals.
Centre Nik Antropov had the only goal for Winnipeg (2-5-1)late in the second period.
The game marked the end of New York’s seven-game road trip that began in Sweden. Their home-opener is Thursday against Toronto in a renovated Madison Square Gardens.
Winnipeg heads out for a seven-game road trip, starting in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Martin Biron was in goal for New York instead of star starter Henrik Lundqvist as part of a planned rotation.
Lundqvist had left last Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Edmonton in the third period because of pain from new skates.
Chris Mason started in net for Winnipeg. Last Saturday, he replaced Ondrej Pavelec after the young netminder gave up two early goals against Carolina in what ended up being a 5-3 Jets win.
Winnipeg finished the game outshooting the Rangers 28-17. New York was 2-5 on the power play and the Jets 0-1.
With Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in the penalty box for tripping, Fedotenko notched his first goal of the season on the power play when he redirected a point shot by Girardi at 5:51 of the second period.
After the Jets had to kill off another penalty, Antropov evened the score 1-1 at 14:29.
Winnipeg came out strong in the third period, outshooting the Rangers 12-1 in the first eight minutes until Jets forward Chris Thorburn was sent to the box for tripping.
Callahan scored after his shot went off the skate of Winnipeg defenceman Zach Bogosian at 8:41.
Notes: Jets centre Jim Slater sat out after taking a knee to the head in Saturday’s game and is listed day-to-day.