Rangers Go Wild in 5-2 victory over Minnesota
New York, NY - The New York Rangers (11-9-1) were able to pick up a huge 5-2 road win in Minnesota over the Wild (10-7-2) in hockey action on Saturday night. New York was able to get on the scoreboard three times in the second period which helped to lead them to the victory.
Artem Anisimov got the first goal of the game at the 8:50 mark of the second period netting a wrist shot for the first goal of the game. Michael Del Zotto was able to net a power play goal at the 14:24 mark in that same frame. Then to cap that period Alex Frolov connected on a wrap-around shot at the 19:00 mark to give the Rangers the 3-0 lead.
The offense did not stop there as Brandon Dubinsky gave the Rangers the commanding 4-0 lead with a wrist shot at the 4:53 mark of the third period. Matt Cullen was able to spoil the Martin Biron shutout big at the 12:48. Cullen and his teammates was able to score on a short handed goal as the center backhanded the puck into the net to make the score 4-1.
New York was able to add on to their lead when Ruslan Fedotenko added a backhanded goal of his own in the game at the 14:08 mark of the third period to make the score 5-1. Minnesota would not die though as Martin Havlat connected on a wrist shot at the 15:11 mark to cut Rangers lead to 5-2. Time Ran out for the Wild as the Rangers not only skated away with the victory, but was also able to outshoot Minnesota by a tally of 30-28.
Biron was stellar in the victory making 26 saves for New York, while on the other end of the ice Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves for Minnesota.
The Rangers will return home on Monday for a 7:00 p.m. face-off against Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames.