The New York Rangers got the win they were hoping for Tuesday when Mats Zuccarello scored a 4-on-3 power-play goal in overtime to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. The vibe in the Rangers' dressing room after the game was one of relief, satisfaction and optimism.
The Rangers still struggled to string together passes. They didn't funnel the puck to the net enough, a big reason why they had 22 shots on goal, their fourth-fewest in a game this season. Their power play, at least the 5-on-4 variety, was haphazard at best, dreadful at worst.
But they won and they didn't have any detrimental defensive-zone breakdowns. That's why there was relief. That's why there was satisfaction and optimism.
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