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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves just hours after getting passed over for the All-Star game and the New York Rangers completed a rare California sweep by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday night.
Chris Kreider scored one goal and set up Martin St. Louis for another for the Rangers, who have 13 wins in 14 games for the first time since 1973. That includes wins in a four-day span at Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose — the first time New York has even beaten those three teams on the road in the same season.
Rick Nash added an empty-net goal to seal it.
Melker Karlsson joined Jeff Friesen as the only Sharks rookies ever to score goals in five straight games when he converted on the power play in the third period. Antti Niemi made 28 saves.