National Hockey League
NY Rangers 4, Edmonton 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, January 3, 2022
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Referees: Peter MacDougall, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 16979

Ryan Strome collected a goal and two assists and Alexandar Georgiev made 33 saves to lift the host New York Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Alexis Lafreniere and Barclay Goodrow each scored and set up a goal and Chris Kreider also tallied to propel New York to its third win in a row. Defenseman Adam Fox notched two assists for the Rangers, who blocked 22 shots on their way to avenging a 6-5 overtime loss in Edmonton on Nov. 5.

Ryan McLeod scored in the second period for the Oilers, who have dropped four in a row (0-2-2) and 10 of their last 12 games (2-8-2).

Mikko Koskinen turned aside 24 shots en route to losing his sixth straight start (0-5-1).

Strome stripped the puck from Koskinen before feeding Lafreniere in the slot for an easy conversion to open the scoring at 5:25 of the first period. Lafreniere's goal was his eighth of the season and second in his last three games.

Georgiev preserved the slim advantage by denying Edmonton captain Connor McDavid on a rush early in the second period before making a pad save on Jesse Puljujarvi.

New York doubled the lead at 3:49 of the second period after a rush from Lafreniere resulted in Goodrow scoring from the slot. Goodrow's goal was his seventh of the season and third in his last three games.

McLeod, however, tapped home a nifty backhanded pass from Tyler Benson to halve Edmonton's deficit with exactly six minutes remaining in the second period. The goal was McLeod's fourth of the season and first since Nov. 23.

Kreider restored New York's two-goal advantage by converting on the power play at 3:32 of the third period. Fox's shot from the point was deflected home by Kreider for his team-leading 20th goal of the season.

Strome provided insurance with 5:49 remaining in the third period after his pass caromed off the skate of Edmonton defenseman Tyson Barrie and into the net.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Edmonton   NY Rangers
Ryan McLeod 1 Points Ryan Strome 3
Ryan McLeod 1 Goals Ryan Strome 1
Tyler Benson 1 Assists Ryan Strome 2
N/A Power Play Goals Chris Kreider 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mikko Koskinen .857 Save Percentage Alexandar Georgiev .971
Mikko Koskinen 24 Saves Alexandar Georgiev 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 34 1 0-2 4-5 10 34
NY Rangers 28 4 1-5 2-2 4 21
Upcoming Games
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Vegas. The Rangers have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Oilers have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .429 after a loss.