This club could not have left that much later. The New York Rangers walk out of this game with a 2-1 win in overtime over the Dallas Stars and wow was that fun. To say that was a heart-wrenching game would be a candidate for understatement of the year. Despite not scoring until there was less than a second on the clock in the game, the Rangers managed to overcome their 1-0 deficit and win in overtime.
This was a game that Gallant’s men left late to grab the two points. There was not a lot to talk about. New York could not solve Jake Oettinger for large parts of this game. Oettinger shut the Rangers out for more than 59:59 and still didn’t get the win, but that doesn’t matter because the Rangers were able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to continue their beautiful run of results recently and keep moving up the standings.
K’Andre Miller was the savior in regulation. After Gallant had given the signal to pull Igor Shesterkin, the Blueshirts had six skaters and without Kreider, there was an obvious gap in the skill of those six. Miller proved he could come up big time as his second or third shot in quick succession was able to sneak through the defender and under the pads of the Stars netminder to tie the game with less than a second to go in the game.
Of course, this would only matter if the Rangers could go on to convert this late goal into a win. Step up, Adam Fox. Who other than the Blueshirts’ star defenseman would step up to put this game away and seal the two points in the extra frame when New York was staring defeat in the face until the K’Andre Miller goal? Fox would put Dallas away, as the Rangers keep pace in their division.
Speaking of keeping pace in the division, the Rangers are now tied on points with the New Jersey Devils who play the Anaheim Ducks before the Rangers play again. If New York gets some help from the Californian team, there could be a chance the next game we see the Blueshirts in could move them second in the Metropolitan Division ahead of their Hudson River rivals.