The Rangers went toe-to-toe with the defending champs but eventually fell to another hot team. St. Louis has now won 8 straight while the Blueshirts are now on a three game slide.
Zibanejad Scores lone goal
Mika Zibanejad took sole possession of the Rangers goal lead with his 33rd on an early PP. It was the lone highlight for the Blueshirts in a game they needed at least one more.
Midway through the third period, Alexandar misplayed a wraparound poorly and it turned out to be the eventual game winner. Brayden Schenn came from behind the net and whipped one across the crease that went in off Georgiev’s leg. After the game Georgiev said he needed to check the video but he thought Schenn had a few options. He finished with 19 saves on 21 shots.
- Mika Zibanejad registered a power play goal, which was the first goal of the game, and recorded three shots on goal. He has tallied a point in 11 of the last 12 games (11 goals, eight assists), and he has recorded a goal in eight of the last nine contests.
- Ryan Strome tallied a power play assist and led all skaters with five shots on goal. He has recorded a point in 10 of the last 13 games, and he has registered 15 points (six goals, nine assists) over the span. Strome has established career-highs in assists (41) and points (59) this season.
Notes courtesy of NYR