Now repeat after me class: Good things happen when you go to the net.
It wasn’t pretty. I think the Rangers would agree with that. But some excellent goaltending from Stephen Valiquette, continued stellar penalty killing, and three gritty goals — the last two of which saw Ryan Callahan and Scott Gomez barreling to the net — was enough to secure the team’s first overtime win this season.
The overtime winner was especially important for Gomez, who’s finally feeling healthy, and who is coming off two dreadful performances in which he was a combined minus-7.
More to dissect later…