Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:
Rangers 3, Red Wings 2 (OT).
Team Notes:– The Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Joe Louis Arena, to wrap-up their season-opening nine-game road trip. – The Blueshirts are now 3-6-0 overall (6 pts), including a 3-6-0 mark on the road this season. – Tonight’s contest was the 11th consecutive meeting between the Rangers and Red Wings that was separated by two or fewer goals, with seven of those games decided by one goal. – The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (4:15) in the contest, while the Blueshirts were 3-4 (7:05) on the penalty kill. New York is now 24-28 (85.7%) on the penalty kill in the last six games. – The Blueshirts out-shot the Red Wings, 40-34, including a 16-8 advantage in the second period.
Player Notes:– Cam Talbot made 32 saves to earn his first career win in his second NHL appearance, and is now 1-1-0 overall with a 1-1-0 mark on the road this season. – Derick Brassard notched the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in overtime, registered three shots, and won 9-15 faceoffs (60%) in 14:37 of ice time. The goal was his first of the season, and he has now tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in the last five games. – Benoit Pouliot registered his first point as a Ranger with a power play goal, and added the lone assist on Derick Brassard’s overtime game-winning goal in 14:39 of ice time. – Mats Zuccarello tallied the game-tying goal at 2:18 of the third period, and registered three shots and two hits in 10:24 of ice time. The goal was Zuccarello’s first point of the season. – Brian Boyle recorded a power play assist and three shots, and won a game-high, 13-20 faceoffs (65%) in 18:14 of ice time. He leads the team with a 55.2% faceoff winning percentage (79-143) on the season. – Ryan McDonagh tallied a power play assist and logged a team-high, 26:52 of ice time. He has registered two assists in the last four games, and now leads all team defensemen in scoring with three points (one goal, two assists) this season. – Dominic Moore recorded an assist, two shots, and two hits in 12:02 of ice time. The point was his first as a Ranger since Apr. 15, 2006 at Philadelphia (assist). – Marc Staal registered an assist on Mats Zuccarello’s third period goal, and logged 19:54 of ice time. He is now one point shy of 100 career points. – Anton Stralman led all Rangers with a career-high, six shots on goal, and logged 20:51 of ice time.
Team Schedule:– Sunday, Oct. 27 – Practice, 1:00 p.m. at Madison Square Garden – Next Game – Monday, Oct. 28 vs. Montreal (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)
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