Before the New York Rangers went on ice at the Bridgestone Arena to meet the home-made Nashville Predator’s Saturday night, they hadn’t won 12 of the last 14 games.
When Mats Zuccarello’s team met up in Nashville on Saturday, they finally managed to break the draw. Predators, in turn, have lost the last six games, including Saturday’s.
At Bridgestone Arena, it was Rangers who served the first goal. After just over two minutes in the first period, Chris Kreider came with an online quiz. The joy didn’t last long for the New York team, six minutes afterwards, Predator’s Nick Bonino settled.
After the first break, it was Rangers player Jesper Fast who made the first score. The teams were also in the second period jevngode, for the minute afterwards Kevin Fiala offsets Predators. Halfway through the period, Predators came with another goal and thus secured the management before the last period. Also this time it was Nick Bonino who got the website.
In the third period, it was another settlement. Four minutes into the period, Rangers player Marc Staal shoots the puck in goal 3–3. Three minutes later, teammate Jesper Fast once again sends the away team into the lead. For the rest of the season, Rangers managed to keep the goal clean and could go home to New York with the first long win in their luggage.
Mats Zuccarello got 19 minutes and 24 seconds on the ice on Sunday.
The victory in Nashville was undoubtedly longed for Rangers. After 37 games played, Rangers are in fifth place in their NHL division, with 16 wins and 14 losses. In addition, they have seven points from matches that have been settled in overtime, either by extension or penalty strike.