ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues threw everything they could at Henrik Lundqvist over the final two periods and it still wasn’t enough.

Lundqvist made 39 saves and the New York Rangers got goals from Mats Zuccarello and Boo Nieves in a 2-1 victory over the Blues on Monday night.

“It was intense. As a goalie, when you feel the guys battle as hard as they do, you get excited,” Lundqvist said. “You want to play even harder. You want to make that extra save. We worked so hard and we came up with the big plays at the end and at the right time. That wins you a lot of games in this league.”

New York has won consecutive games for the first time since taking three in a row from Nov. 17-21. The Rangers’ 4-3 victory at Nashville on Saturday night was their first on the road in regulation this season, and they followed it right up with another one.

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