Linesman Kilian McNamara (93) escorts New York Rangers’ K’Andre Miller (79) off the ice after Miller received a penalty during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist, Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, Alexis Lafreniere also scored and Adam Fox had two assists for New York. Igor Shesterkin made 26 saves.
The Kings made it 3-2 early in the third period on Roy’s ninth goal at 1:27. But Panarin answered for the Rangers just 44 seconds later for his 19th. Zibanejad added his 31st on the power play at 5:26 to put the Rangers in control.NOTES: Lafreniere has points in seven of his past 11 games (five goals, two assists) and 10 of his past 15 games (six goals, five assists). … The Rangers recalled C Ryan Carpenter from Hartford of the AHL and sent F Jake Leschyshyn to the Wolf Pack.
The Kings entered Sunday in a tight race for first place in the Pacific Division. The Kings trail division-leading Vegas by two points and lead third-place Edmonton by two points.
Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller was given a match penalty and ejected after spitting at Doughty late in the first period, leaving the Rangers with just five defensemen the remainder of the game. The team’s No. 1 center left late in the second period after blocking Drew Doughty’s shot on a power play. He returned for the start of the third period. New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin, right, stops a shot on goal by Los Angeles Kings’ Adrian Kempe (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Rangers’ Alexis Lafreniere (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)“It’s a big one for us, just the way we’ve been playing the last couple of games, going on a little slide there,” Trocheck said. “We made sure we were able to bring it back.”
New York Rangers’ Vincent Trocheck shoots a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) reacts after New York Rangers’ Vincent Trocheck scored his second goal of an NHL hockey game, during the second period, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Rangers made it 3-0 early in the second period on two goals by Trocheck just 1:35 apart. Trocheck’s shot deflected off Roy’s stick at 2:02 and his wrister at 3:37 beat Quick for his 19th goal of the season.
Viktor Arvidsson had a power-play goal late in the second period, Matt Roy scored early in the third and Phillip Danault had two assists for Los Angeles.
New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) stops a shot on goal by Los Angeles Kings’ Viktor Arvidsson (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Also, Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren was not in the lineup a day after being injured on a hit by Capitals forward T.J. Oshie in the first period of Saturday’s loss. He is listed as day to day.
Linesman Kilian McNamara, left, talks to New York Rangers’ K’Andre Miller (79) after Miller received a penalty during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The Rangers opened the scoring in the first period as they took advantage of a turnover in the Kings’ zone. Filip Chytil got the loose puck to Lafreniere at the left side of the net. He he sent a pass to Kaapo Kakko, who sent a pass back and Lafreniere’s shot deflected off Quick for his 11th of the season 14 minutes into the game.
New York Rangers’ Alexis Lafreniere, left, celebrates with Vincent Trocheck after Trochek scored his second goal of an NHL hockey game, during the second period, against the Los Angeles Kings Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Jonathan Quick stopped four of seven shots for the Kings before being pulled after Trocheck’s second goal late in the second period. He was replaced by Pheonix Copley, who had 12 saves. The Kings are 1-2-1 so far on their five-game road trip.Your favorite athlete’s career is taking off, and you can’t wait to celebrate every major milestone. Shop Mika Zibanejad NHL gear from NHL Shop International to show your support! Here you’ll find the best selection of Mika Zibanejad jerseys, name and number t-shirts and hoodies to give your wardrobe a boost. Upgrade your fan cave with NHL Mika Zibanejad collectibles and memorabilia, including figurines, player art and trading cards. Cheering proudly for your favorite superstar will be easier than ever, thanks to the amazing selection of Mika Zibanejad NHL gear offered at NHL Shop International!Fanatics is your source for new Mika Zibanejad jerseys and shirts, in addition to the Mika Zibanejad merchandise and clothing at your disposal at the ultimate sports store. All Mika Zibanejad jerseys are 100% authentic and officially licensed. Don’t miss out on unique Mika Zibanejad shirts, and merchandise to show off your fandom. Whether you’re an ardent supporter of Mika Zibanejad or a fan of the NHL in general, stock up with the latest Mika Zibanejad gear from Fanatics.
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East DivisionWLTPtsPFPAMontreal20045724Toronto20047545Ottawa02002745Hamilton030057112West DivisionWLTPtsPFPABC30067721Winnipeg21049388Saskatchewan21047384Calgary12026769Edmonton03005670two points for a win, one for a tie Week ThreeThursdayBC 30, Winnipeg 6 FridayMontreal 38, Hamilton 12 SaturdaySaskatchewan 29, Calgary 26, 2OT SundayToronto 43 Edmonton 31 Week FourFridayEdmonton at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Shesterkin denied T.J. Oshie’s deflection of a point shot by Justin Schultz on a Capitals power play in the opening minute of the third, and then stopped Evgeny Kuznetsov’s follow attempt on the right doorstep. The Rangers’ goalie also had a save on a slap shot by Oshie 3 1/2 minutes into the period.
Zibanajad has five goals and 10 points in his last eight games. … Lafrenière is one goal away from matching his total as a rookie last season. … Fox has 11 assists and 13 points in his last 11 games. … The Rangers are 20-3-2 when scoring first and 18-1-3 when leading after two periods. … Washington’s John Carlson snapped a five-game goal- and point-scoring streak. … The Capitals are 2-12-4 when trailing after 40 minutes.
Lafrenière deflected a point shot by Ryan Lindgren past Samsonov to make it 2-0 with 1:12 left in the middle period. It was Lafrenière’s 11th of the season.“It is kind of annoying that I let a goal in at the end, but it doesn’t really matter if it is a shutout or not,” Shesterkin said through a translator. “The most important thing is to play the game, not let up any goals, finish strong especially in the last five minutes of the game. It’s either you finish strong or finish in a tie.”Argentina’s team will draw inspiration from Lionel Messi’s achievement in Qatar in its quest to reach the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup for the first time
“I thought we had a lot of chances,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “Some of them were good looks, chances that you want to get, redirects, partial breakaways, shots right through the slot … we just couldn’t beat him (Shesterkin), not tonight.” The Rangers honored former coach and general manager Emile “The Cat” Francis with video tribute and a moment of silence before the game. The Hall of Famer died on Saturday at the age of 95. Francis served as GM of the Rangers from October 1964 to January 1976, and was also the coach during parts of 10 seasons during that stretch. He put together the famed G-A-G line (for goal-a-game) of Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle and Vic Hadfield. “We played good from start to finish,” Lafrenière said. “It was a really good game against a really good team. … They’re having a really good year, too, so it was a good test for us and we responded like that.”“He made a nice play at the blue line,” Lafrenière said of Zibanejad. “He was just behind me. I saw him so I just dropped it and he has a really good shot so that’s a good spot for him to shoot it.”