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NY Rangers 4, Winnipeg 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Peter MacDougall, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 15325

Chris Kreider continued his surge with two goals, Igor Shesterkin survived an injury scare to make 42 saves and the New York Rangers opened a three-game road trip with an impressive 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Kreider recorded his second two-goal game of the season and 17th of his career, giving him 10 goals in his last 13 games as the Rangers weigh whether to trade the unrestricted free agent before the Feb. 24 trade deadline. He scored in the final minute of the first period and then got his second goal on a power play 7:30 into the second.

Shesterkin survived a scare in his road debut when he left the game for the final 6:04 of the opening period. With 11:48 to go, he was knocked over when New York defenseman Tony DeAngelo pushed Andrew Copp into the crease but stayed in the game for the next five-plus minutes.

Henrik Lundqvist replaced Shesterkin and made one save. Shesterkin came back for the final 40 minutes and made 30 more saves to improve to 6-1 since making his NHL debut Jan. 7.

Ryan Strome and Mika Zibanejad each collected a goal and an assist as the Rangers won for the ninth time in 14 games. Strome and Zibanejad set up Kreider's second goal and then scored 35 seconds apart early in the third.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored the lone goal for Winnipeg, which was unable to get a point for a season-high sixth straight game.

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead with 34.1 seconds remaining in the first period.

Defenseman Adam Fox chipped the puck out of the defensive zone to Pavel Buchnevich, who absorbed a hit near center ice but was able to find Kreider. Kreider made a slick move through the slot, warded off a check by defenseman Sami Niku and slid the puck inside the right post.

Kreider got his second goal with 12 1/2 minutes left in the second period when he swept the rebound of a Strome shot into the vacated left side of the net.

Strome upped the lead to 3-0 when he made a spin move to sweep a rebound into the net and Zibanejad made it 4-0 by capitalizing on a turnover behind the net by Hellebuyck.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
NY Rangers   Winnipeg
Chris Kreider 2 Points Nikolaj Ehlers 1
Chris Kreider 2 Goals Nikolaj Ehlers 1
Pavel Buchnevich 2 Assists Josh Morrissey 1
Chris Kreider 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist 1.000 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .875
Igor Shesterkin 42 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 28
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 32 4 1-1 4-4 10 20
Winnipeg 44 1 0-4 0-1 4 29
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against San Jose. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Rangers have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .643 after a loss.