Jimmy Vesey and Rick Nash both scored in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 comeback win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 5:22 CAR Viktor Stalberg; Assists: Matt Tennyson, Joakim Nordstrom
- 12:55 CAR Stalberg; Assist: Jay McClement
- 9:13 NYR Nick Holden
- 0:24 NYR Rick Nash
- 14:48 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nash, Brady Skjei
- 3: Viktor Stalberg
- 2: Jimmy Vesey
- 1: Rick Nash
- This game was starting to feel like Ottawa all over again with the Hurricanes up by two and the Rangers not doing much. They started to create more in the second and Nick Holden was able to get the Rangers on the board, which after the past few days of talking about traps and clogged up zones it must have felt like a 2 ton weight off their shoulder.
- Then Rick Nash came out and dominated the third period. It was as if he finally said "enough" and just decided to take over.
- Nash's goal was spectacular with how he split the Hurricane D, protected the puck and then score on the backhand. He was then the best player on the ice in all three zones and put the Rangers on his back. Nash is still the Rangers biggest offensive threat and the third period showed why that is. I'm not sure the Rangers will get this Rick Nash every night but if they can get this Nash on most nights the Rangers will be in much better shape.
- Possibly overlooked in this game...Henrik Lundqvist. He kept this game close when the Rangers couldn't do anything and then came up big a couple of times while the Rangers were holding their 1 goal lead.
- Jimmy Vesey had gone cold for a while but had been starting to regain his form the past few games. He was probably the Rangers best forward, which isn't saying much, until the third period and it was nice to see him get rewarded with the game winner.
- There is still more the Rangers can do when they play against trapping teams but this has to be a confidence boost. They were able to tie it by capitalizing on a turnover and then worked to draw a penalty and then win it on the PP. Saturday, when the Hurricanes come back to town, should be an interesting game.
The Rangers face the Buffalo Sabres on the road Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.