Ranger’s 55-save feat keys tri­umph over Maple Leafs

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FROM THE COVER -

Alexan­dar Ge­orgiev had a ca­reer-high 55 saves, lead­ing the New York Rangers to a 4-1 vic­tory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sun­day.

Mika Zibane­jad, Jimmy Ve­sey and Adam Mcquaid scored to help the Rangers fin­ish their home­s­tand at 2-2-1. Kevin Hayes added an empty-net­ter, and Mats Zuc­carello and Chris Krei­der each had two as­sists. Kasperi Ka­pa­nen scored for the Maple Leafs, who had won four in a row.

Toronto had a sea­son-high 56 shots, forc­ing Ge­orgiev to be at his best through­out. He is the sev­enth goalie in fran­chise his­tory with 50 or more saves.

At Bos­ton, Brad Marc­hand scored with 57 sec­onds left in over­time to back Jaroslav Halak, who had 35 saves, as Bos­ton’s points streak reached seven games.

At

Ne­wark, N.J., Nico His­chier had three as­sists, set­ting up two goals by Mar­cus Jo­hans­son, and Keith Kinkaid stopped 32 shots to halt Carolina’s three-game win streak.

At New York, Devon Toews scored the tiebreak­ing goal in the sec­ond pe­riod as New York won for the fourth time in five games and im­proved to 9-1-2 in its past 12.

At Nashville, Tenn., Vladimir Tarasenko capped a hat trick 16 sec­onds into over­time, back­ing Jake Allen, who had 40 saves, as St. Louis won its sixth straight.

At Buf­falo, N.Y., Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal with 3:55 left to back Con­nor Helle­buyck, who had 35 saves, as Win­nipeg halted a sea­son-worst 0-2-1 skid.

At Sun­rise, Fla., Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an as­sist, end­ing his 11-game goal drought and sup­port­ing Louis Domingue, who stopped 25 shots.

At Chicago, Do­minik Kahun had two goals and an as­sist to back Cam Ward, who had 43 saves, as Chicago won its sev­enth straight.

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