Rangers tied with Capitals for most points in NHL after 4-1 win over Oilers

Alexandar Georgiev blue jersey close up

Alexandar Georgiev blue jersey close up

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Chris Kreider scored his 20th objective, Ryan Strome had an objective and 2 helps, and the New york city Rangers beat the plunging Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Monday night for their 3rd straight win.

Alexis Lafrenière and Barclay Goodrow each had an objective and a help, and Adam Fox had 2 helps to assist the Rangers win for the 4th time in 6 video games (4-1-1). They moved into top place atop the Metropolitan Department and the NHL; they’re connected with Washington with 48 points however hold the edge with more wins in guideline.

Alexandar Georgiev, betting the very first time in 2 1/2 weeks, stopped 33 shots to get his very first win considering that Dec. 10 versus Buffalo. He enhanced to 6-3-2 with a 2.72 goals-against average this season.

Ryan McLeod scored for Edmonton, which was up to 2-8-2 over their last 12 video games considering that beginning the season 16-5-0. Mikko Koskinen had 24 conserves.

The Rangers held Oilers stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — the NHL’s leading 2 point scorers at 53 and 52, respectively — off the scoresheet. McDavid had 7 shots on objective, and Draisaitl had 2.

On the Rangers’ 3rd power play of the video game, they capitalized after prolonged puck ownership in the offending zone to press the cause 3-1. Kreider deflected Fox’s point shot in between Koskinen’s legs. The goalie believed he stopped the puck however it gradually dripped behind and over the line at 3:32. It was Kreider’s 12th power-play objective, tracking Draisaitl by one for the league lead.

The Oilers were continuing their power play midway through the 3rd, however Georgiev made an outstanding glove stop on McDavid’s effort from the ideal side. With the puck loose in front, he then rejected Zach Hyman with 8 1/2 minutes delegated draw chants of “Geor-gie! Geor-gie!” from the crowd.

Strome then made it 4-1 as his focusing pass from the ideal side deflected off the skate of Oilers defenseman Tyson Barrie and previous Koskinen for his 8th objective with 5:49 left.

The Rangers led 1-0 after 20 minutes and doubled their lead early in the 2nd duration. Lafrenière brought the puck up the ideal side on a rush, sent out a focusing pass from the edge of the ideal circle to Goodrow, who beat Koskinen for his seventh at 3:49.

Mika Zibanejad, who had his 8th profession hat technique Sunday in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay, almost contributed to New york city’s lead however struck the crossbar at 7:43.

The Oilers cut their deficit in half a bit more than 6 minutes later on. Tyler Benson got a pass from Kyle Turris, skated along the ideal side and sent out a focusing pass from the corner and McLeod deflected it previous Georgiev for his 4th with 6:00 staying in the center duration to make it 2-1.

The Rangers went on a power play 15 seconds into the video game when Koskinen was whistled for hold-up of video game for sending out the puck over the glass. The Oilers’ goalie made a good stops on Kaapo Kakko’s suggestion of a shot through traffic by Fox and after that on Kreider’s rebound shot in front 1 1/2 minutes in.

Georgiev had a good stick minimize a slap shot by Jesse Puljujarvi 4 1/2 minutes in.

Lafrenière got the Rangers on the scoreboard less than a minute later on after Koskinen left the crease to play the puck behind the web. Strome skated up and took the puck far from him and sent it in front to Lafrenière, who rapidly scored is 8th prior to the goalie might return in position at 5:25.


Edmonton was available in with the league’s leading power play at 31.2%, however went 0 for 2 versus the Rangers. The Oilers are scoreless in 4 possibilities over their last 4 video games.

The Rangers, seventh at 25.3%, were 1 for 5 versus the Oilers, and are 6 for 19 over their last 6 video games.


The Rangers played without star forward Artemi Panarin for the 2nd straight video game. Panarin was positioned in COVID-19 procedures prior to Sunday’s 4-0 win over Tampa Bay. D Ryan Lindgren and C Kevin Rooney came off procedures and played, D Jarred Tinordi likewise stayed on the list.


Oilers: At Toronto on Wednesday night to finish up a five-game journey.

Rangers: At Vegas on Thursday night to open a five-game journey.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.