THE ANGELS — chris kreider scored twice in the third period, and the New York Rangers staged their first multigoal comeback of the season in a 5-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday.
“For us to regroup and come back and put our foot on the gas, that’s definitely a good sign,” Kreider said.
Alexis Lafreniere, Filip Quitil Y adam fox each had two assists for the Rangers (10-6-4), who are 2-0-1 on their road trip, which concludes Wednesday at the Anaheim Ducks.
Igor Shesterkin he made 35 saves and is 4-0-1 in his last five starts.
“We’re holding our ground and we know if we play the right way, we’re going to be successful,” the New York defenseman said. ryan lindgren said.
kevin fiala He had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Vilardi scored the 11th goal of the season, the best of his NHL career, and cal petersen He made 20 saves for the Kings (11-9-2), who ended their five-game winning streak at home.
“Our game tonight has matched our year where we’re inconsistent,” Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan said. “We’re up and down, whether it’s within one game, whether it’s two-game segments, one-game segments, back to back. We’re still looking for that.” [consistency].”
Kreider beat Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson to a dunk and sent a wrist shot past Petersen at the near post to give the Rangers a 4-3 lead at 7:06 of the third.
accredited kreider Mika Zibanejad for setting up his winning goal with more than just the pass.
“It’s something he mentioned a little bit earlier, if you go on the strong side, sometimes there’s room on the short tube, so I tried to put him there and there was room on the short side,” Kreider said. “So, good training from Mika and a good play from Mika.”
McLellan said Petersen “has to make that save,” comparing it to the diving save he made to put kaapo kakkohas shot off the post before Sean Walker it tied it 3–3 at 6:12 of the third on a wrist shot from the high slot.
“Sometimes it’s the one you need instead of all the ones you’ve done that makes the difference in the game, and we needed that one,” McLellan said.
Kreider scored an empty goal with 50 seconds left to make it 5-3.
braden schneider he began the comeback at 2:22 of the second period with a shot fluttering through traffic from the right spot to pull New York within 2-1. It was his first goal since March 29.
Vincent Trocheck it tied it 2-2 at 12:01 when the puck clumsily struck Petersen after Trocheck’s stick and the Kings’ defenseman’s stick Drew Doughty they gathered in the right circle facing each other.
Kakko put Rangers up 3–2 at 18:44, scoring from the top of the box with Shesterkin out for an extra attacker during a delayed penalty.
“We started playing our game, and that’s what we can do,” Kakko said.
Fiala gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead 35 seconds into the first period.
Vilardi scored on a power play to make it 2-0 at 6:01, deflecting a Fiala pass to the far post. It was his 11th goal in 22 games, breaking his previous NHL best of 10 goals in 54 games in 2020-21.
“Going into the lead like that, 2-0 in the first, we’ve got to find ways to keep going, you know,” Fiala said. “It’s no reason to slow down.”
GRADES: It was Kreider’s 36th winning goal, passing Steve Vickers and tying Adam Graves for seventh in Rangers history. Brian Leetch (37) is sixth. … Fox extended his point streak to nine games (four goals, 10 assists). It is the second-longest scoring streak of Fox’s NHL career; he had at least one point in 12 straight games from March 17 to April 8, 2021… New York was 0-4-2 trailing after the first period. … center of kings anze kopitar he had two assists for his 266th NHL multipoint game. … Walker’s goal was his first since May 13, 2021.