NY Rangers 5, Carolina 1

Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 4-7-1-2 1-3-1-2 3-4-0-0 L5
NY Rangers 6-7-0-0 2-1-0-0 4-6-0-0 W3

Recap


Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1: Derek Stepan recorded his second career hat trick and Carl Hagelin scored his first two goals of the season as host New York breezed to its ninth straight victory over Carolina.

Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello each notched three assists and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 27 shots for the Rangers, who set a season high in goals to win their third straight and fourth in five contests. 

Defenseman Andrej Sekera scored a power-play goal with 37 seconds remaining in the second period. Justin Peters finished with 33 saves for the Hurricanes, who have mustered just five goals en route to losing five in a row.

Hagelin opened the scoring at 8:26 of the first period after skating across the top of the left circle before backhanding a shot from the high slot past Peters. After serving a hooking penalty, Hagelin doubled the advantage at 8:16 of the second by bolting out of the box to collect a loose puck in the corner before tucking it between the pads of Peters.

Stepan gave New York a 3-0 lead with 4:06 remaining in the second after cleaning up a rebound before Sekera trimmed the deficit with a shot that glanced off Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman. Stepan converted Zuccarello's centering feed to regain the three-goal advantage 9:09 into the third before netting his first hat trick since his NHL debut by scoring from a sharp angle with 5:23 remaining in the session.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York D Marc Staal played against both of his brothers (Carolina captain Eric Staal and C Jordan Staal) in the same game for the first time in his NHL career. Their parents were in attendance at Madison Square Garden. ... Hagelin recorded his fourth career two-goal game - and first since Feb. 10 against Tampa Bay. ... Carolina C Manny Malhotra, who began his career with the Rangers, won 10 of 14 faceoffs in his second game of the season.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   NY Rangers
Andrej Sekera 1 Points Derek Stepan 3
Andrej Sekera 1 Goals Derek Stepan 3
Justin Faulk 1 Assists Chris Kreider 3
Andrej Sekera 1 Power Play Goals Derek Stepan 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Justin Peters .868 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .964
Justin Peters 33 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 28 1 1-3 3-4 12 33
NY Rangers 38 5 1-4 2-3 10 28

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Rangers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .333 after a loss.