Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots to lead the surging New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to help Lundqvist get his 437th career win, tying Jacque Plante for seventh place on the NHL’s all-time list. The Rangers improved to 6-0-1 in the last seven.

New York Rangers' Brett Howden (21) celebrates after scoring a goal as Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25), Christopher Tanev (8) and Derrick Pouliot (5) react during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Rangers’ Brett Howden (21) celebrates after scoring a goal as Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25), Christopher Tanev (8) and Derrick Pouliot (5) react during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lundqvist made two big saves on Vancouver’s rookie sensation Elias Pettersson in the closing seconds to preserve the win.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) reacts after New York Rangers' Brett Howden (21) scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) reacts after New York Rangers’ Brett Howden (21) scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nikolay Goldobin scored and Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves for the Canucks, who snapped a six-game point streak (4-0-2).

The 19-year-old Chytil tied the score 1-1 with 7:18 left in the second on a rebound from the left side for his first of the season. After earning a spot on the roster out of training camp, he struggled to find the back of the net in the first 18 games. Rangers coach David Quinn said earlier in the day he had not lost faith in the talented teenager and was rewarded for his patience. Chris Kreider and Neal Pionk assisted on the play.

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson (40) fights for control of the puck with New York Rangers' Jesper Fast (17) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) fights for control of the puck with New York Rangers’ Jesper Fast (17) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The 20-yearHowden got the game-winner with 8:41 left in the third when he snapped a wrist shot past Markstrom. Jimmy Vesey and Jesper Fast assisted on the play. Howden missed one game earlier in November for precautionary reasons after a scary collision with the end boards against Buffalo.

New York Rangers' Marc Staal (18) checks Vancouver Canucks' Troy Stecher (51) as Ryan Spooner (23) skates fights for control of the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Rangers’ Marc Staal (18) checks Vancouver Canucks’ Troy Stecher (51) as Ryan Spooner (23) skates fights for control of the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Goldobin gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 3:16 of the second. Shortly after exiting the penalty box, Goldobin picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and started an odd-man rush for Vancouver. The Russian winger kept it himself and wired a wrister into the top corner. Tyler Motte and Ben Hutton assisted on the play.

The Canucks thought they doubled their advantage less than a minute later when Michael Del Zotto’s shot hit both posts and the cross bar. The referees initially called the play a good goal on the ice but it was later overturned after a video review.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom stops a shot on goal by New York Rangers' Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom stops a shot on goal by New York Rangers’ Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NOTES: Rangers F Pavel Buchnevich suffered a broken thumb Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks. … The Rangers’ Cody McLeod fought the Canucks’ Darren Archibald midway through the second period. … New York D Brendan Smith was scratched for the second consecutive game. . New York F Chris Kreider skated in his 399th career NHL game. … The Canucks scratched F Brendan Gaunce and D Alex Biega.

New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks' Troy Stecher (51) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider (20) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks’ Troy Stecher (51) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) stops a shot on the goal as New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) stops a shot on the goal as New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider (20) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Canucks: At the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Rangers: At the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) watches New York Rangers' Ryan Spooner (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) watches New York Rangers’ Ryan Spooner (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo (77) and Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen (18) fights for control of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Rangers’ Tony DeAngelo (77) and Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) fights for control of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Source: The Associated Press

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