Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad posted two third-period goals for the Rangers to defeat the Flames, 4-3, to snap their four-game losing streak. >> Box score
- 7:53 NYR Kevin Hayes (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, David Deshamais
- 18:15 CAL Brett Kulak; Assists: Michael Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau
- 11:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes
- 12:37 CAL Curtis Lazar; Assists: Ryan Lomberg, Matt Stajan
- 18:27 CAL Matthew Tkachuk (Power Play); Assists: Dougie Hamilton, T.J. Brodie
- 6:41 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Nick Holden, Mats Zuccarello
- 12:41 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: J.T. Miller, Brady Skjei
- 3: Mike Smith
- 2: JT Miller
- 1: Kevin Hayes
- This was an up and down, penalty-filled game for both sides but the Rangers finally ended their losing streak.
- Before the game Alain Vigneault spoke at length about goaltending and how that was going to need to carry the Rangers. That attempted pokecheck in the second period was not what the Rangers needed but in the third period Henrik Lundqvist made 2-3 game saving saves. Hopefully this is something Henrik can build on and take the Rangers on a roll.
- This was an odd but exciting lineup for the Rangers, especially with three rookies on defense and two making their NHL debut. Neal Pionk and John Gilmour both looked pretty comfortable and, while injuries will keep them in the lineup, if they continue to look comfortable, they should stay in the lineup when Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal return.
- In the biggest moments in the third period the Rangers got some plays by their top players, Henrik, Rick Nash, JT Miller and Mika Zibanejad, and the win helps them stay within striking distance of a playoff spot.
- It's one game but it was important for the Rangers to snap their losing streak. The PP worked very well, the Rangers looked engaged, and while the second period was a little tough, this was a pretty good performance and hopefully something they can bring to Winnipeg and on their road trip.
What's Next: The Rangers travel north of the border to face the Winnepeg Jets on Sunday at 3 p.m.