The Rangers broke their three game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Carolina at home, despite a relatively sloppy performance. While they came out on top it’s hard to say any individual Ranger player had a particularly positive game, with only Derick Brassard post a positive shot attempts +/- for the night. Across the board the Rangers had a hard time getting out of their own zone or connecting on passes, giving up 75 shot attempts and 36 shots on goal to Carolina in 60 minutes. It was the kind of win where you’re just happy they got the two points, but hopefully they tighten up their game in the future as this kind of win is likely to be unsustainable.
Rangers 1 Hurricanes 0
On a power play early in the game the Rangers win the face off and the puck kicks back into the high slot, where Mats Zuccarello jumps at it and snaps the shot before Cam Ward can get set.