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DeAngelo goal gives Rangers OT victory against Wild

Scores 32 seconds in; Lundqvist moves into fifth place on NHL wins list with No. 455

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

DeAngelo wins it in overtime

MIN@NYR: DeAngelo beats Stalock to seal victory in OT

Tony DeAngelo stick handles into the slot and fires a strong wrist shot that beats Alex Stalock to finish off the Wild in overtime, 3-2

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NEW YORK -- Tony DeAngelo scored 32 seconds into overtime and the New York Rangers defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2 at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

DeAngelo found space in the offensive zone because Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter each went to defend Artemi Panarin, leaving the Rangers defenseman alone. He beat Wild goalie Alex Stalock with a low, far-side wrist shot from above the right hash marks for the game-winner.

"Once [DeAngelo] came over the top it was a little bit of a parting of the Red Sea and he did a great job holding onto it," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "If he would have passed it, I would have thrown up on the bench, so I'm glad he didn't."

 

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Chris Kreider scored a game-tying power play goal with 2:50 remaining in regulation. Brady Skjei also scored, Panarin had three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves for his 455th win, passing Curtis Joseph for fifth-most in NHL history.

The Rangers (11-9-2) have won in come-from-behind fashion in consecutive games. They defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 at Bell Centre on Saturday after falling behind 4-0.

Video: MIN@NYR: Kreider jams home rebound at the doorstep

"We've had a couple games after good games that we've struggled in and that's kind of slowed us down a bit," DeAngelo said, "but if you're going to make the playoffs you have to put some streaks together so hopefully this could be the start of one, especially two comebacks."

Ryan Donato and Zach Parise scored, and Stalock made 28 saves for the Wild (9-11-4), who lost their second straight game in overtime after committing a penalty and giving up a game-tying power-play goal late in the third period.

Minnesota led 4-2 against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday but lost 5-4. The Bruins forced overtime on a power-play goal with 1:07 remaining in regulation.

The Wild are 0-4 in games decided in overtime this season.

"We talk about it all the time and it's not inexperience, but you can't take a penalty every game in the last five minutes," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "It just is sort of sitting there and saying, 'Here, team, we're going to give you a great opportunity to score.' They seem to do it."

Donato gave the Wild a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the third period.

Video: MIN@NYR: Donato dekes past defender, rings home goal

Ryan Hartman, though, tripped Skjei in the offensive zone with 3:08 left, setting up a power play for the Rangers. They converted 18 seconds later when Kreider scored from in front of the left post off a rebound to make it 2-2.

"Man, we've got to finish a game off," Stalock said. "Bad bounce on a shot that's maybe going wide, hits a skate and goes right to the guy. That's kind of the way the bounces have been going the last two [games]."

The Rangers started overtime with possession after Panarin won his first face-off of the season against Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who was taking it after Eriksson Ek was kicked out of the circle. Eriksson Ek was the Wild's only forward on the ice.

Panarin took the face-off because Ryan Strome was also kicked out of the circle.

"He took it against a defenseman, but he still won it," Kreider said. "You see Ryan get kicked out of the dot is a little discouraging, but [Panarin] won it. He beared down. Starting [overtime] with possession is huge. Huge."

Skjei gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 15:50 of the first period. Parise made it 1-1 at 17:11 of the second.

Wild forward Mats Zuccarello didn't have a point in his first game against the Rangers since they traded him to the Dallas Stars on Feb. 23 of last season. Zuccarello, who played with the Rangers from 2010-19, signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Wild on July 1.

Video: MIN@NYR: Zuccarello applauded in return to the Garden

 

They said it

"It seems like obviously the confidence when it gets to the last five minutes or overtime is not where it [needs to be]. We need a situation where we hold off and we win those games." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau

"You can just feel us growing as a team. If you're going to have success you need togetherness. Just because you're wearing the same jersey doesn't mean you're a team. One of the things I think we've done a much better job of over the last few weeks is starting to understand what it's going to have to take for us to have success. You can just feel it." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

Video: Clutch Performance: Lundqvist fifth all-time in wins

 

Need to know

Rangers center Mika Zibanejad missed his 13th straight game with an upper-body injury. He is expected to practice Tuesday and could return to the lineup Wednesday, when New York plays the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. … The Rangers had a video tribute for Zuccarello during the first television timeout in the first period. He received a standing ovation and waved to the crowd from the bench and then again on the ice.

 

What's next

Wild: At the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, MSG+, FS-WI, FS-N, NHL.TV)

Rangers: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

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