NY Rangers 3, Arizona 2

Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 18-8-1-3 8-3-0-2 10-5-1-1 W1
Arizona 16-13-1-2 7-7-1-1 9-6-0-1 L1


Brad Richards scored with one-tenth of a second left in regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the host Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.

The game was destined for overtime until the Rangers put on a rush in the final seconds. Captain Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky collected the assists when Richards backhanded his 12th goal of the season past Mike Smith just before the buzzer.

Marian Gaborik tallied twice to raise his career total to 300 and Martin Biron made 21 saves for the Rangers, who avoided a three-game losing streak.

The Coyotes tied it up with nine seconds left in the first off a faceoff, with Boyd Gordon winning the draw. Former Ranger Lauri Korpikoski received the puck and wristed it past Biron for a shorthanded goal.

Phoenix took the lead on a power play with 52 seconds left in the second.

Cal O’Reilly won a scrum on the doorstep, whacking it into an open net from the weak side to make it 2-1.

It did not take the Rangers long in the third period to climb even at 2-2, as Gaborik buried his 17th tally unassisted at the 1:09 mark.

Smith finished with 27 saves for the Coyotes, who have dropped four of five.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Arizona
Marian Gaborik 2 Points Lauri Korpikoski 1
Marian Gaborik 2 Goals Lauri Korpikoski 1
Ryan Callahan 1 Assists Shane Doan 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Power Play Goals Cal O'Reilly 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Lauri Korpikoski 1
Martin Biron .913 Save Percentage Mike Smith .900
Martin Biron 21 Saves Mike Smith 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 30 3 1-6 1-2 6 19
Arizona 23 2 1-2 5-6 14 40

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Rangers have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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