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Shesterkin was brilliant with 31 saves and his third consecutive win for the season. His glove side save (below) in the first minute against Ovechkin set the tone for the game.

The young goaltender made many more saves and said this was his best game of the season so far.

“Ovechkin is a great hockey player and a tried to play situational on that save,” Shesterkin said. “It did help my confidence the rest of the game.”

Shesterkin said he did not change anything since the beginning of the year and wants to move forward.

The game’s first star Ryan Strome scored twice and tied a career game-high with two goals. He has a four-game point streak (3 goals and 2 assists).

Defenseman Anthony Bitetto scored his first goal as a Rangers and first in over three years (November 2017). A trip down memory lane when Rick Nash and Ryan McDonough played for the Blueshirts.

Rangers penalty kill recorded a shutout (4-4) on only six shots.

Player Quote of the Game

“It was magical, you put that jersey on, weird things happen,” Anthony Bitetto said.


Panarin assisted (8,9,10) on three goals in the win.

According to NY Rangers Stats and Info, Panarin is the first Ranger who has recorded 5+ goals and 10 assists through the first ten games since Captain Mark Messier in 92-93.

Through his first 79 games he has 37 goals, 73 assists and 110 points.

Quote by Quinn

“I don’t care where we are playing- on the moon or here- we need points,” Quinn said.

Drury Promotion

On Friday afternoon, New York promoted Chris Drury to Associate General Manager from Assistant for the past six years. Drury was a candidate for Pittsburgh’s General Manager but chose to take his name off the list.

NEXT? The last-place (3-4-2) Islanders face off Monday night at MSG at 7 p.m.