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