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NY Rangers 4, Detroit 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, January 31, 2020
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Referees: Francois St. Laurent, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Ryan Daisy
Attendance: 17169

The New York Rangers scored four consecutive goals in a span of just over 15 minutes bridging the second and third periods Friday night, and they held on to beat the visiting Detroit Red Wings 4-2.

Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad scored for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game losing streak in their first game since the NHL All-Star break. Goalie Igor Shesterkin, making his fourth career start, recorded 23 saves.

Robby Fabbri and Valtteri Filppula scored five minutes apart in the third period for the Red Wings, who began the second half by taking their seventh consecutive loss (0-6-1). Goalie Jimmy Howard made 35 saves.

Howard recorded 15 saves in the first period and three more in the second before the Rangers began breaking through just before the midway point. An end-to-end rush concluded with Zibanejad firing a cross-ice pass to Buchnevich, who beat Howard from point-blank range before his momentum carried him into the boards at the 9:23 mark.

Kreider doubled the lead just 2:33 later when he redirected a shot by Adam Fox. The Rangers went ahead 3-0 with 41.9 seconds left in the period after Panarin took a pass from Jesper Fast at center ice, raced up the right side and shuffled the puck over the stick of Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega before beating Howard.

Zibanejad scored on a power play 5:02 into the third, when his shot from the right faceoff circle sailed over the left arm of Howard, who was screened by Kreider.

The Red Wings ended Shesterkin's shutout bid early in the third. Dylan Larkin won a battle for the puck to the left of the Rangers' net and passed to a wide-open Fabbri, who scored at the 5:59 mark.

Filppula closed the gap to 4-2 with 9:01 left. He got a stick on a shot into the crease by Trevor Daley, collected the puck and beat Shesterkin.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   NY Rangers
Robby Fabbri 2 Points Mika Zibanejad 3
Robby Fabbri 1 Goals Mika Zibanejad 1
Robby Fabbri 1 Assists Mika Zibanejad 2
N/A Power Play Goals Mika Zibanejad 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .897 Save Percentage Igor Shesterkin .920
Jimmy Howard 35 Saves Igor Shesterkin 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 25 2 0-0 2-3 6 34
NY Rangers 39 4 1-3 0-0 0 19
Upcoming Games
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .348 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .175 after a loss.