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Recap - Rangers Defeat Nashville 2-1

Recap - Rangers Defeat Nashville 2-1

New York needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday in NHL action at Bridgestone Arena.

New York was an underdog by +118 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Erik Christensen, who beat Pekka Rinne in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. Ryan Callahan scored for the Rangers in the victory. Callahan opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 13:04 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Dubinsky.

Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 29-save effort for the Rangers.

Colin Wilson scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Henrik Lundqvist.

Pekka Rinne stopped 23 of 24 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New York scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Nashville went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 30-24.

New York heads into a battle against the Penguins. Nashville, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.