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Lindholm scores first, Ducks finish comeback against Rangers in shootout

Silfverberg has goal, winner in tiebreaker; Lundqvist makes 39 saves for New York

by Dan Arritt / Independent Correspondent

Silfverberg roofs shootout winner

NYR@ANA: Silfverberg beats Lundqvist to win SO

Jakob Silfverberg moves on net, dekes to his backhand, and lifts the puck into the back of the net to claim a 4-3 shootout win for the Duck

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ANAHEIM -- Hampus Lindholm scored his first goal of the season late in the third period, helping the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Rangers at Honda Center on Saturday.

Lindholm tied it 3-3 with a power-play goal from the high slot with 1:46 remaining.

"We stuck with it tonight, and it shows that if you just keep going, night in and night out, game after game, you can get rewarded," Lindholm said.


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Rickard Rakell tied his NHL career high with three assists, and John Gibson made 29 saves for the Ducks (14-15-4). Silfverberg and Ondrej Kase scored in the shootout.

Video: NYR@ANA: Lindholm pots PPG to knot the game at 3-3

Mika Zibanejad scored two goals for a second straight game, and scored in the four-round shootout for New York. Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves for the Rangers (16-12-4), who have a point in seven of past eight road games (5-1-2).

"This one stings," Zibanejad said.

Zibanejad gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with his second goal at 1:14 of the third period. Tony DeAngelo passed the puck ahead to Zibanejad entering the Anaheim zone on the left side. He skated in close on Gibson before getting it between his pads.

Zibanejad scored 10 seconds into the game, stealing a pass from defenseman Josh Manson to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

Artemi Panarin scored at 3:59 to make it 2-0. Gibson tried to backhand the puck around the boards from behind his net, but Ryan Strome intercepted the pass along the wall and centered a backhand to Panarin.

"You're down 2-0 and I don't think there's four minutes or three minutes gone on the clock yet," Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. "[Gibson] dug in, and right when he needed to be big, he was as big as a house, and that really lifted our bench a number of times."

Video: NYR@ANA: Panarin beats Gibson's glove with wrist shot

Silfverberg deflected a point shot past Lundqvist for a power-play goal at 8:53 to make it 2-1.

The Ducks got even at 2-2 when Adam Henrique centered a pass into the slot just before he went behind the New York net and Gudbranson came down the middle to score on a one-timer at 1:02 of the second period.

The Ducks outshot the Rangers 18-3 in the second period.

"You always want to give the other team credit, because they picked the pace up, they fed off their second goal," New York coach David Quinn said. "I thought we got a little demoralized by the fact that we gave up that goal so early in the period."

Video: NYR@ANA: Zibanejad pots goal on first shot of game


They said it

"It was disappointing. We had an opportunity to end this on a really positive note. We ended it on a disappointing note. Obviously I thought we got off to a good start, we had a really good first period. I thought we really struggled in the second. We were fortunate to get out of that period 2-2. I thought we had a really strong third. Had some great chances in overtime that just weren't able to capitalize." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

"I think even tonight again we did a lot of good stuff and it came down to the last minute to tie it up, and then obviously win in the shootout. You never really know what's going to happen. Obviously, a nice two points for us heading out on the road and getting some confidence." -- Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg

Video: NYR@ANA: Silfverberg taps in Lindholm's feed for PPG


Need to know

Zibanejad's first goal was the second-quickest in Rangers history, one second behind Ron Duguay's goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 6, 1980, and Jim Wiemer's goal against the Buffalo Sabres on March 27, 1985. Zibanejad has 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in 10 games since returning from a 13-game absence because of an upper-body injury. ... Lindholm had scored two goals since last Dec. 12 (Feb. 19 at the Minnesota Wild; March 15 at the Colorado Avalanche). ... Panarin has six goals and two assists in a four-game point streak, the longest for the Rangers this season. ... Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux played 14:28 after missing a 6-3 win at the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. He was injured in a 3-1 loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. ... Silfverberg has two goals and two assists in a four-game point streak. ... The Ducks scored more than one power-play goal for the first time this season (2-for-4).


What's next

Rangers: Host the Nashville Predators on Monday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, MSG, FS-TN, NHL.TV)

Ducks: At the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Video: Silfverberg scores in 1st, nets SO winner in 4-3 win

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