Mika Zibanejad scored in a shootout and Henrik Lundqvist made a key save to secure the win for the Rangers in a 2-1 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. >> Box score
- 10:50 ARI Anthony Duclair (Power Play); Assists: Derek Stepan, Christian Dvorak
- 5:11 NYR Jimmy Vesey
- Duclair: stopped
- Zibanejad: SCORES
- Keller: stopped
- Buchnevich: stopped
- Stepan: stopped
- This was a tough one for the Rangers with a real ugly first period, a better second and then an up and down third period and OT.
- Henrik Lundqvist was spectacular, again. There isn't all that much more to be said about him. He's carrying the Rangers like he has many times in his career and without him it's easy to believe that this team would be much lower in the standings.
- It's hard to understand the first period that the Rangers played. They spoke after Chicago and yesterday about being better in one on one battles, having a better compete level and then they come out and barely show up. They did get better, but that was a real strange first period to see.
- Jimmy Vesey continues to make some smart and nifty plays with the puck and really looks like he might be becoming more of the player he was hyped and expected to be out of Harvard. He looks like he has another gear skating and showed off his excellent hands in close on his goal.
- It sure seemed weird to see Derek Stepan take the third shot for Arizona against Henrik. No one has probably seen Stepan in shootout situations, in-game or in-practice, than Lundqvist and Step probably thought that the slap shot attempt might fool him. Henrik stopped it and the Rangers picked up a much needed and very important two points.
The Golden Knights will host the Rangers on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.