TORONTO -- Michael Grabner scored two goals against his former team, helping the New York Rangers snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Tyler Bozak and Zach Hyman scored for Toronto, which had a three-game winning streak stopped. The Maple Leafs had earned 21 of a possible 26 points in their previous 13 games (10-2-1). Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 40 shots. >> Read more
- 6:42 NYR Brady Skjei Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
- 10:16 TOR Tyler Bozak Assists: Mitchell Marner, James van Riemsdyk
- 14:44 NYR Pavel Buchnevich Assists: Rick Nash, Brady Skjei
- 9:02 NYR J.T. Miller Assists: Kevin Hayes, Adam Clendening
- 16:02 TOR Zach Hyman (Short Handed)
- 14:57 NYR Michael Grabner (Short Handed) Assists: Kevin Hayes, Nick Holden
- 17:03 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG)
- Henrik Lundqvist didn't need to steal this game for the Rangers but this was a quality performance where he made a number of saves that seem like they would have gone in during previous games. He looked strong and could do nothing on either of the goals scored against.
- The legend of Michael Grabner continues as he cashes in twice against his former team and had about 27 breakaways in the game.
- Overall the Rangers were just better in this game in pretty much every area. They were better with the puck, better getting it back and better limiting the chances that Toronto had.
- It's only one game so it's hard to go crazy about it but the Rangers needed to start somewhere after this strange week. With better goaltending and better structure hopefully the Rangers can build on tonight's win and bring it with them as the season goes on.
The Rangers visit the Detroit Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m.