NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Phoenix |
(Monday, December 29th)
Final Score: NY Rangers 3, Phoenix 2 (OT)
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Bobby Holik scored late in the third period
and Tom Poti delivered the game-winning goal a minute into overtime to lift
the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over Phoenix at Glendale Arena.
Mark Messier finished with a goal and two assists, while Eric Lindros added
two assists for the Rangers, who have recorded at least a point in three
straight games (2-0-0-1) and posted their first win in Phoenix since the
Mike Dunham made 22 saves for New York, which snapped an eight-game winless
streak in overtime (0-3-5).
Jan Hrdina and Dan Cleary scored for the Coyotes, who suffered their second
loss in as many games in their new arena. Sean Burke stopped 28 shots in
Cleary put the Coyotes ahead 2-1 at 6:28 of the third period. He beat Dunham
with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle.
New York, which was awarded a power play with 2:07 left in regulation, took
advantage after pulling the goaltender for a two-man edge.
Holik's tip-in goal, off a shot by Lindros from the right circle, forged a 2-2
tie with 1:22 to play in the third and forced overtime.
Poti scored the game-winner in overtime on wrist shot from the left circle.
Martin Rucinsky slid a cross-ice pass to Poti, who beat Burke with a low shot
for the Rangers' first overtime win of the season.
Hrdina posted his sixth goal of the season, on the power play, with less than
two seconds left in the first period to put Phoenix ahead 1-0. He beat Dunham
with a backhand shot near the crease.
Messier forced a 1-1 tie at 5:12 of the third period for New York. Positioned
near the right post, he deflected in a Lindros pass from the left faceoff
The Rangers snapped a five-game winless streak on the road against
Phoenix...Coyotes defenseman Paul Mara played in his 300th game...Phoenix
defenseman Cale Hulse left in the third period with a leg injury...New York
improved to 6-8-3 on the road.
12/30 00:16:58 ET