Rangers drew revenge on Washington after losing Sunday’s matinee. Blueshirts won 5-2 last night.

Washington scored the first two goals in the first period. Igor Shesterkin made multiple big saves that kept New York in the game.

“He is giving us confidence to play and come back from these types of situations,” Artemi Panarin said.

Filip Chytil scored late in the first.

“Fil’s goal really helped,” Panarin said. “He did a good job. And then it allowed us to wake up.”

New York failed manufacture shots, with only six in the second.

Kappo Kakko tied the game after a cross-ice pass Ryan Strome early in the third period.

“So big,” Kakko said. “Washington is a good team and we need some points right now, so big win for us.”

Adam Fox gave the Blueshirts the lead with a glorious move. Fox continued his game-point streak to eight.

Panarin and Buchnevich scored to put the game away. Boston beat New Jersey, Rangers stay five points behind them for the last playoff spot.

David Quinn called Fox’s performance, elite, and is one of the elite players in the league.

“It’s certainly nice to draw from that experience where we know we can be a good third-period team and score goals,” Rangers coach David Quinn said.

New York heads north to Buffalo for a two-game series that begins Thursday.