In his first start in nearly a month and his first appearance in about two weeks, Antti Raanta stopped 30 of 32 shots including 24 of shots in the final 40 minutes.
In the stretch following Jimmy Vesey's game winning goal, Columbus 2 shots on goal, 2 shot attempts blocked and 2 shot attempts that missed the net.
Raanta said that he felt good from the start and carried over the hard work he had been putting in during practice. (MSG)
He said that the final minute of the game, with Columbus pressuring, felt like forever and that the players in front of him did a great job of defending. (NYR)
Raanta said that he wanted to play his best and didn't want to be the reason for the Rangers losing streak to end.(NYR)
From the Rangers Game Notes, "Raanta has posted an 11-3-0 record, along with a 2.11 GAA, a .928 SV%, and 2 SO in 16 starts this season, and he has allowed two goals or fewer in 12 of the 16 starts."