Thanks to the impressive Alexis Lafreniere, the New York Rangers came from behind to win 4-3 in a shootout against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
It’s the top of the 2020 draft class that tied the score at 3-3 with 11 seconds left in the third period (Watch in the video above). Lafrenière took advantage of a pass from teammate Chris Kreider to push the ball home. This goal was his second in the match, which allowed his team to take a temporary lead in the second half.
A sign of his great confidence, the Quebecois player scored the winning goal in the shootout thanks to a brilliant overhead kick that left Elvis Merzlikins no chance.
Alexis Lafreniere gives the Rangers the win! –
The 22-year-old striker now has seven goals and four assists in 14 games since the start of the season.
Chris Kreider was the other scorer for the Rangers (11-2-1), while Adam Fantelli, Justin Danforth and Sean Kuraly provided the answer for the Blue Jackets (4-7-4).
Johnny Gaudreau, who missed several matches, failed to put his name on the scoresheet for the fifth time in seven matches. He has collected just one goal and one assist since the start of this unfortunate streak.
The Rangers will face the New Jersey Devils next Saturday. As for Pascal Vincent’s men, they will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
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