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Poti Reaches NHL Record Book with OT Winners

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers defenseman Tom Poti's pair of overtime goals in the first two-games of New York's four-game road trip have provided the Blueshirts with four valuable points in the tight Eastern Conference standings.

The two OT-winners have also landed Poti into the NHL record book.

On Monday, he lifted the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes at 1:00 of overtime, while on Tuesday at Los Angeles, he notched the winner at 0:39.

With the two goals, Poti became only the third player in NHL history to record an overtime goal in consecutive team games, joining Maxim Afinogenov of the Buffalo Sabres (February 7-10, 2001) and teammate Greg de Vries (January 30 - February 4, 2003 - as a member of the Colorado Avalanche).

"It's never happened for me before (scoring back-to-back OT winners)," said Poti after the win in Los Angeles."

"It feels really good. It was an unbelievable pass from Kovy (Kovalev). He timed it just perfectly and I was there to redirect it. We're really trying to establish ourselves on this road trip and we're off to a good start."

Poti has now registered six goals and five assists for 11 points in 32 games this season.

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