The New York Rangers, who have been inconsistent this season, are finally on a winning streak.
Goaltender and Ranger vet Henrik Lundqvist just pulled in his 304th win versus the Phoenix Coyotes in an exciting overtime win. Leading the franchise in all-time wins, the Rangers organization is proud to have Lundqvist minding the net. Being 7-3-0 in their last 10 games, with 84 points in the Eastern Conference, New York is focusing on clinching a playoff spot.
Playoff style hockey has been in full swing for the past couple of weeks, and spots in the Eastern Conference couldn’t be tighter. The Rangers are only a point behind the Montreal Canadiens, and just one point ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers. Lundqvist stated in an interview that the communication between him and his defenders has greatly improved. He also mentions that all the little things you do right add up, and success is the result.
Tonight’s game against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes didn’t look hopeful at first, falling 2-0 at the end of the first period. But after intermission the Blueshirts recooperated and ending up scoring two more goals in the second period to tie it up from Brad Richards and Derek Brassard. However, Phoenix centerman Kyle Chipchura scored on a deflected shot making the Rangers trail behind once again.
In the third period, Dan Girardi tied Phoenix 3-3, forcing the game into sudden-death overtime. The Broadway Hat goes to Ryan McDonagh, who found the back of the net in a surprising, and much needed, overtime win.