Kaapo Kakko is has begun to show exactly why the Rangers selected him with the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
The 18-year-old played well beyond his age in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins, scoring two goals including the game-winner in the extra period.
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Tuesday's game was the Finland native's first multi-goal effort of his young career, and he's now scored five goals in his last seven games.
Kakko got the action started for the Rangers in the first period, notching his fifth goal of the season to put the Rangers up 1-0.
That lead was pushed to 2-0 on an Adam Fox goal, but the Penguins answered back with a pair of their own goals in the second to tie the game.
After a scoreless third, the game went into overtime. The Penguins turned the puck over in the Rangers' zone, leading to an odd-man rush for the Blueshirts. Fox did a tremendous job of holding the puck as long as he could, before feeding Kakko for an easy tip-in, giving the Rangers the win.
The Rangers are now 3-1-1 in the month of November.