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Another great game from Top Gun Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Ryan Strome, and after passing through some of the implications of late game drama, the Blueshirts a 5-4 overtime victory against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
The game won the Tony when DeAngelo scored quickly into the 3-on-3 in the extra frame, the Rangers second straight victory in the Christmas holidays.
The Rangers(in Figure 19-15-4)out of the three days of rest to another stat-stuffing performance from their top offensive players,as a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes at the Garden on Friday night was to push through with the usual suspects. Of course, the Blueshirts would like to get some more depth to their score. They know it is going to take a complete effort for the Maple Leafs(21-14-5), had the bridge break with a six game winning streak intact.
And the Rangers have their Figure 4-2 lead cut to 4-3 to 6:22 of the third period, the results of DeAngelo turnover, end up with a Tyson Barrie Gun re-directed by Pierre Engvall. That made the final minutes more difficult than the players would want.
But with the Toronto goalie Federik Andersen on the bench for the extra attacker, o Aston Matthews hit the cross 1:15 left in regulation. But Matthews got redemption when he fired a sharp angle shot, the deviation from the stick of defenseman Ryan Lindgren to go, put the Game 4-4 with 52. 1 seconds remaining.
Like many times Rangers have coming here in the recent past, this is the point, together to meet. (Not very fond of 8-5 loss to open the 2017-18 season, or a 7-1 win back up. 4 in 2014, but still.) The Rangers went 1-0 only 101 seconds Strome found Brett Howden—now side of the front fourth game of the opening, a quick wrist-slapping defeat Ann Andersen. But the lead lasts less than three minutes, such as William Nylander power-play goal 4:21 in.
But the Rangers were able to go 2-1 to 7:59 Panarin intercepted a pass, followed by a great feed, at the same time came down, to find Strome in front of a pretty backhand to beat Anderson five-hole.
The Rangers open the second Strome hit an absolute rocket from the top of the right circle, and picks on a corner to make it 3-1. Maple is almost no folding, goalie, Alexander Georgiev made some terrific stops in Matthews in just a few minutes. But the blown coverage above left Matthews alone in the slot, he blasted a one-timer by Georgiev the gloves at 7:48 to make it 3-2.
But before a possible second ends, Zibanejad pulled off his much—loved action-the right-wing radical fake slap shot into a quick, low wrister. He got this go to 2:55 left in the frame, allowing the Rangers to take a 4-2 lead into the third period.