Rangers vs Maple Leafs Final: 3-2 - Recap
|Rangers vs Maple Leafs Final: 3-2 - Recap|
New York earned a 3-2 victory over Toronto on Wednesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Madison Square Garden.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -162 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Mats Zuccarello, who beat James Reimer in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin each scored for the Rangers in the victory. Hagelin opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 10:55 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 of 25 Toronto shots in the victory.
Toronto got goals from Phil Kessel (2) in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
James Reimer stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New York scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Toronto went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 28-25.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Toronto, they head home to face Montreal.