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Ducks vs. Rangers - NHL Game Recap - October 17, 2022

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NEW YORK — — Mika Zibanezado had two goals and two assists, Artemi Panarin had one goal and three assists as the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 on Monday night.

Vincent Trocek had a goal and an assist, Capo Kakko and Alexis Lafrenière also scored, and Adam Fox added three assists as the Rangers won their third victory in four games this season. Igor Shesterkin improved to his 3-0-0 with his 18 saves.

“I’m happy to contribute,” said Zibanejad. “We work for each other. That’s a big key for us.”

Frank Butrano, Trevor Zeglas, Max Contois and Derek Grant scored the ducks. Troy Terry and Pavol Legenda each had two assists. John Gibson gave up five goals on 34 shots in the second period before Anthony Strals started his third period and he stopped eight of his nine shots he faced.

Kakko’s second goal of the season tied the score at 2-2 at 9:54 in the second. Lafrenière extended the Rangers’ lead to his 4-2 with 2:21 left in the interim period when Panarin fired the puck past him to make it 5-2 in 34 seconds, making him 5-2 for the season. scored the second goal of

It was Panarin’s second 4-point game of the season already. He also recorded one goal and three assists against Minnesota last week. His ten points set the Rangers franchise mark for most points in his first four games of the season.

“Good start to the season, definitely a good power play tonight,” said Panarin, who led the Rangers with 96 points last season.

Zibanejad won the second and fourth games of the game after Comtois pulled a duck within 5 1/2 minutes.

“In tight games, 5-on-5, you have to take advantage of the power play. When you have it, you have to take advantage of it,” Zibanejad said.

Grant capped the scoring with just under four minutes remaining.

The Rangers continued their dominance over the Ducks, returning in the 2018-19 season to improve to 6-0-1 in seven matchups. Since 2014-15, the Rangers are 12-2-1 against Anaheim.

Ducks coach Dallas Ekins said, “We thought we were in the game, but the first one power-play goal was a gift.” gave. So we gave them 3 easy ones and he lost by 2. ”

Trocek and Zibanejad scored power-play goals in the first to give Rangers an early lead. Trocek, who signed a seven-year contract with the Rangers in the offseason, scored his second in 7:34. He has scored points in 3 of his 4 games. Gibanejado made it 2–0 at 13:10 and hit a high shot past Gibson for his third goal of the campaign.

Rangers coach Gerald Gallant was pleased with the powerplay prowess his team displayed.

“The way they snap the puck has so much skill and power,” he said.

Gallant cautioned that he also expects the team to defend better.

“I want to win games every night, but I don’t want to put four goals in the net every night. Our players know that.”

Vatrano, who finished last season with the Rangers after being acquired at the trade deadline, had the Ducks on the scoreboard with four-and-a-half minutes remaining in the first, before Zeglas fired a shot to equalize with 1:34 in the second. . Shesterkin.

Anaheim, who lost 7-1 to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, suffered a two-game losing streak after beating Seattle in their home opener last Wednesday.

season debut

Forward Sammy Brace made his season debut for the Rangers after missing the first three games with an upper body injury. Bryce played just 14 games last season before suffering a major knee injury. He was acquired from St. Louis in his July 2021 trade for Pavel Buchnević.

strom returns

The contest also marked the New York return of popular forward Ryan Strom, who played four seasons with the Rangers before signing with Anaheim as a free agent. The 29-year-old Strom, who also played his four years with the Islanders, loves playing in Manhattan, especially last season when he scored a career-high 21 goals and helped the Rangers win the Eastern Conference his He said he helped them reach the final. “The city was pretty silly,” he said of the postseason hysteria. “It was amazing.”

Panarine point

Panarin leads the Rangers with 10 points (2 goals and 8 assists) and has scored in all four games. His eight assists for Panarin are the most in his first four games, tied with Rod Gilbert (1976-77) for the most, and since Jaromir Jagger recorded his six assists in his 2006-07 , the most by a Rangers player.

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Ducks: Tuesday night in New Jersey for the third of a five-game trip.

Rangers: Host San Jose on Thursday in the second game of their four-game homestand.

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