Derek Stepan scored a game-tying goal late in the third period as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, in a shootout Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 4:37 NJ P.A. Parenteau (power play); Assists: Kyle Palmieri, Damon Severson
- 8:10 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei
- 10:32 NJ Miles Wood; Assists: Adam Henrique, Palmieri
- 18:47 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Kevin Klein, Ryan McDonagh
- No scoring
- Mats Zuccarello: SCORES
- P.A. Parenteau: STOPPED
- Jimmy Vesey: STOPPED
- Taylor Hall: STOPPED
- Derek Stepan: MISSED (Post)
- Mike Cammalleri: SCORES
- Kevin Hayes: SCORES
- Damon Severson: STOPPED
- 3: Rick Nash
- 2: Cory Schneider
- 1: Henrik Lundqvist
- Back to back shootout wins aren't exactly how you draw up winning both weekend games, mostly for end of season tie breaker purposes, but at the end of the day the 4 points is 4 points and you take it.
- Again, Henrik Lundqvist was very good. It's been the same story the past three games. He's just solid in net, confident, and making those extra saves. You can always tell when Henrik is a little off because he is out of position or seems to be trying to do too much. How he played P.A. Parenteau's shootout attempt, by staying in great position and standing his ground, is how you know Henrik is on his game.
- This was a sloppy game with two teams playing the second half of back to backs on choppy ice that only hours earlier in the day had basketball played on it. The Rangers best chances for most of the game came when they were shorthanded but they couldn't get on the board. It just didn't seem like it was their night, especially after the Rangers worked so hard to tie the game and at one and then the Devils tied it quickly after on a similar play.
- The Rangers kept it up though, Ryan McDonagh made a great play to Derek Stepan, the Rangers forced an extremely entertaining OT and won it in the shootout.
- Similar to Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash also had a fantastic game though it won't show up on the score sheet.
The Rangers face the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.