New York, NY (Sports Network) - Brandon Dubinsky scored and had two assists, and the Rangers won their official home opener, 4-2, over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Aaron Voros and Nikolai Zherdev each had a goal and an assist for New York, which beat Tampa Bay twice last weekend in the Czech Republic. Wade Redden also scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves for the Rangers, who have won their last four Madison Square Garden openers. They're 3-0 for the first time since 1989.
Patrick Kane, last year's Calder Trophy winner, and Duncan Keith scored in the season-opener for Chicago.
Cristobal Huet, who was signed to a four-year deal over the summer, made 25 saves in defeat.
Voros scored 5:15 into the second on a shot from the left circle, and Dubinsky increased the margin to 3-1 just over 10 minutes later. He took the puck at center ice after a turnover from Brent Sopel and skated in alone on Huet before firing a wrist shot from the slot between the goaltender's pads.
Keith put in a slapshot about 30 feet from the net at 7:13 of the third, but the Rangers moved ahead by two again just 2:20 later on Zherdev's tally. Voros took the puck beyond the blue line and sent a pass to Zherdev, who scored on a shot from the slot.
The Rangers struck first with Redden scoring on a rebound at 6:47 of the opening period. Chris Drury took a shot from the right side. Huet made the stop, but Redden scored from the left circle.
Kane tied the game with 2:42 remaining in the first. Defenseman Brian Campbell, who was signed to an eight-year deal worth approximately $57 million in the offseason, played a huge part in the goal by skating end-to-end before firing a shot from the left side off the side of the net. Kane tapped in the rebound.