The Rangers and Canucks scored five goals in the first period but in the end, New York pulled out an overtime victory on the road, 6-5. John Gilmour scored the game-winning goal 1:22 into the extra period. >> Box score
- 1:22 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Ryan Spooner, Brady Skjei
- 2:05 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Neal Pionk, Vladislav Namestnikov
- 12:29 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Neal Pionk, Ryan Spooner
- 14:12 VAN Brock Boeser; Assists: Bo Horvat
- 19:12 VAN Bo Horvat; Assists: Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin
- 11:01 VAN Daniel Sedin; Unassisted
- 14:58 NYR Vladislav Namestnikov; Unassisted
- 12:17 VAN Nikolay Goldobin; Assists: Brendan Leipsic, Derrick Pouliot
- 14:47 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Chris Kreider, Jesper Fast
- 19:14 VAN Brock Boeser; Assists: Bo Horvat, Brendan Leipsic
- 1:22 NYR John Gilmour; Assists: Ryan Spooner
The Rangers continue their road with a visit to Calgary to take on the Flames on Friday at 9 p.m.
- This was an odd one for the Rangers as they went up 3-0 on basically three isolated plays. They weren't dominating the play, they were just getting the bounces to go their way on a wraparound and a couple of deflections.
- Vancouver battled back and it was kind of a see-saw game for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist gave up five goals but made 50 saves but I think he will gladly take that since it led to a victory.
- We have to see how things play out, but Ryan Spooner is looking very comfortable and good with the Rangers. It's only two games but he looks like someone the Rangers may want to keep around.
- Namestnikov made a nice impact too with an assist early and then a nice breakaway goal. He's talented, quick and has good hands.
- Overall the Rangers found a way to win for the first time in what really feels like forever. The playoffs are pretty much out of reach, unless they essentially win their next 18 games, but they are still bunched up with a number of teams in the standings. They will likely end up 12th or 13th in the East but they are only 3 points out of potentially jumping to 9th. The Rangers still have a number of games against good/playoff teams so the losses will likely still pile up, but the hope is that many of the Rangers young players can use this time to make some progress in their development.