DeAngelo, Lundqvist Lead Rangers to 5-1 Win over Purple Wings

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NEW YORK — Tony DeAngelo had a purpose and an help in New York’s three-goal second interval, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 pictures throughout his first begin in 10 days, and the Rangers beat the struggling Detroit Purple Wings 5-1 Wednesday night time.

Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome additionally had a purpose and an help apiece, and Chris Kreider and Greg McKegg scored to assist New York win for the fourth time in six video games. Lundqvist, after sitting out the earlier three video games, made 24 saves over the ultimate 28:06.

Valtteri Filppula scored and Jimmy Howard completed with 26 saves, however the Purple Wings’ fourth straight loss dropped them to 1-11-1 of their final 13 video games. Detroit received the earlier 5 conferences with the Rangers.

Trailing Three-1 within the second, the Purple Wings picked up the stress. They outshot the Rangers 15-Three over a 16 1/2-minute stretch, however couldn’t beat Lundqvist.

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

McKegg then pushed the result in Four-1 at eight:44 of the third along with his first purpose for the Rangers on their third shot of the interval. With the Purple Wings on an influence play, McKegg introduced the puck up the left facet and despatched a shot that went off the shaft of Howard’s stick. With the goalie unaware the place the puck was because it lay in entrance, McKegg skated in and shortly put it in for New York’s third short-handed rating of the season.

Panarin added an empty-netter with 2:37 left for his seventh purpose and 14th level, each crew highs.

After a scoreless first interval, the Rangers took management with three targets within the first eight:49 of the second — together with two on their first three pictures.

DeAngelo obtained New York on the board with a power-play purpose with one second remaining on a holding penalty to Adam Erne. Brendan Lemieux took a move from Pavel Buchnevich on the precise doorstep, and his shot rebounded off Howard’s pad to the left to DeAngelo, who shortly put it in for his sixth at Four:25.

Kreider made it 2-Zero as he obtained a cross-ice move from Buchnevich and beat Howard up excessive on the glove facet from the precise facet for his third at 6:04.

The Rangers made it Three-Zero with their second power-play purpose of the interval as Adam Fox’s shot deflected off Strome’s proper shoulder and previous Howard at eight:49. Strome, who had a six-game level streak snapped in New York’s 6-2 loss to Ottawa on Monday night time, obtained his fifth purpose and 10th level within the final eight video games.

Ryan Strome, New York Rangers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Simply 52 seconds later, Athanasiou obtained previous Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba on the left facet for a 2-on-Zero rush, lower in towards the online and handed to the precise to Filppula, who put the puck previous Lundqvist to tug the Purple Wings to Three-1.


Panarin prolonged his level streak to 6 video games (three targets, 5 assists). He additionally has eight targets and 10 assists in 11 profession video games in opposition to Detroit. … Rangers C Mika Zibanejad missed his fourth straight recreation with an higher physique damage. … New York scored a minimum of one power-play purpose for the fourth time in 5 video games. … Detroit entered final within the NHL on the penalty kill, giving up 16 targets in 51 energy performs for its opponents, and allowed two in three probabilities to the Rangers. … The groups meet two extra instances this season in a home-and-home on consecutive nights: Jan. 31 again at Madison Sq. Backyard, and Feb. 1 in Detroit. … C Frans Nielsen was a last-minute scratch. … The Purple Wings have been outscored 55-24 over the second and third intervals this season.


Purple Wings: Host the Boston Bruins on Friday night time.

Rangers: On the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night time.


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