Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider scored two apiece as the New York Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday, Nov.13.
Jacob Trouba netted one goal and one assist in the win, while Ryan Strome and Adam Fox both recorded two assists. Mika Zibanejad and Barclay Goodrow both tacked on an assist. Goalie Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves on 34 shots.
The win was the Rangers’ (8-3-3) second-straight as the team sits at third place in the Metropolitan Division.
The Blue Jackets (7-5-0) started the scoring in the eighth minute of the first period with a power-play-goal by Jakub Voracek. The Rangers answered with a goal from Panarin, tying the game at 1-1 at the break.
Columbus retook the lead once more in the second as Eric Robinson’s shot saw the back of the net off an assist by Zach Werenski and Jake Bean. But once again the Rangers did not waste time getting back to even, as Kreider scored less than a minute later off an assist by Trouba.
Panarin and Trouba added one more each in the period to double the Rangers’ lead to 4-2 at the end of the second period.
Krieder broke the game open with a power-play-goal in the first minute of the third off assists by Fox and Zibanjed.
Alexandre Texier scored the final goal of the night off an assist by Vladislav Gavrikov and Gavin Bayreuther.
The Rangers look to win its third-straight Sunday, Nov. 14, against the New Jersey Devils (7-4-2) at 7 p.m.
(Photo: Paul Vernon/AP)
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