New York earned a 4-3 victory over Phoenix on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Erik Christensen clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 1 for the Rangers. New York got goals from Brandon Prust, Dan Girardi, and Derek Stepan in the victory. Girardi opened the scoring at 12:07 of the first period.
Martin Biron turned in a 30-save effort for the Rangers.
Phoenix got goals from Adrian Aucoin, Taylor Pyatt, and Martin Hanzal in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Phoenix got a 33-stop effort from Jason LaBarbera in the loss.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-5, while the Coyotes were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 36-33.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.