Recap - Rangers Defeat Atlanta 3-2
|Recap - Rangers Defeat Atlanta 3-2|
New York needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Saturday in NHL action at Philips Arena.
New York won as a +105 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Mats Zuccarello, who beat Ondrej Pavelec in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. New York got goals from Brian Boyle and Wojtek Wolski in the victory. Wolski opened the scoring at 2:43 of the second period.
Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 20-save effort for the Rangers.
Nik Antropov and Anthony Stewart scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Henrik Lundqvist.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Thrashers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 31-22.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Tampa Bay.