Rangers Rally To Beat Flames in SO
It took seven rounds of a shootout, but the New York Rangers were able to rally past the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Sunday night and finally get in the win column on their season-long nine-game homestand.
After falling behind 2-0 early, the Rangers got goals from Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin to even the contest. After the Flames went ahead again in the third, Chris Kreider knotted the game at three with under eight minutes to play in regulation.
Benoit Pouliot scored in the seventh round of the shootout and then Rangers' netminder Henrik Lundqvist stopped Mikael Backlund to secure the 4-3 victory.
"It was our first shootout of the year and I think a lot of guys showed that they're good in the shootout," Rangers forward Carl Hagelin said. "We have a lot of confidence going into the shootout. We have Hank back there and the players to put the puck in the net. We showed that tonight."
The Rangers ended their four-game losing streak with the win and improve to 16-17-1 on the year. The will face the always tough Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday as the homestand continues.