FINAL: Rangers 3 Red Wings 2 F/OT

First Period:

  • Drew Miller 1 (Assists: Joakim Andersson 2, Danny DeKeyser 2)

Second Period:

  • Benoit Pouliot 1 (power-play) (Assists: Brian Boyle 3, Ryan McDonagh 2)
  • Daniel Alfredsson 2 (power-play) (Assists: Pavel Datsyuk 7)

Third Period:

  • Mats Zuccarello 1 (Assists: Dominic Moore 1, Marc Staal 1)

Overtime:

  • Derick Brassard 1 (Assists: Benoit Pouliot 1)

Stats:

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Adam’s Thoughts

  • This was probably the Rangers best overall game of the season. All game long, while they were losing, I kept thinking that if they play this way most nights they will win more than they lose. They never stopped working, they kept going to the net, pretty much every player contributed and they picked up a well deserved win.
  • Mats Zuccarello had a brutal turnover that led to the first Red Wing goal but he made up for it with the Rangers second goal. He is playing to keep his spot in the lineup and his confidence was clearly sky-high after scoring.
  • Benoit Pouliot has taken some heat this season but he was all over the place tonight, scored a goal and made a big play to set up Derick Brassard for the OT winner. The two of them, especially Brassard, looked like they had weights fall off their shoulders when they scored. You just hope that they can build on it.
  • Cam Talbot picked up his first NHL win and was great. He kept the Rangers in the game when they were down and made sure that he was going to do everything he could to get the Rangers a win. There is no doubt, at least after two starts, that he can be an NHL goalie.
  • Chris Kreider was outstanding in the first period and was very solid all game long. He looks confident and comfortable on the ice and like a person who doesn’t want to be in Hartford anymore.

From the Rangers:

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.