Dreadful third period costs Rangers in loss to Oilers

Dreadful third period costs Rangers in loss to Oilers

Of their first recreation at dwelling in almost two weeks, the Rangers left the Madison Sq. Backyard ice to the sounds of boos.

The Rangers gave up 4 targets within the third interval, three of which got here within the first 10 ½ minutes, permitting the Oilers to bulldoze their method right into a recreation they’d no enterprise being in after a powerful 40 minutes from the house crew. As has been the case too many occasions this season, the Rangers lapsed for a whole 20 minutes and it value them this one, 4-3, Saturday afternoon on the Backyard.

With Okay’Andre Miller within the field for hooking Warren Foegele lower than three minutes into the ultimate body, Evan Bouchard scored his first purpose of the season on the ability play to get Edmonton on the board. The Oilers defenseman scored purpose No. 2 roughly three minutes later, netting a slap shot by way of site visitors to chop the Rangers’ result in 3-2.

Rangers heart Filip Chytil defends towards Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman as he passes the puck. Jason Szenes

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse checks Rangers heart Vincent Trocheck throughout the first interval Jason Szenes

Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin, who was within the hunt for his second shutout of the season till the 4:39 mark of the final 20, slipped up later within the third. Rookie Dylan Holloway scored his first NHL purpose off a wrist shot that Shesterkin normally stops.

Alexis Lafreniere then was known as for eradicating Tyson Barrie’s helmet with lower than 2 ½ minutes left in regulation, which Oilers star Leon Draisaitl capitalized on to finish his crew’s gorgeous rally. 

Lafreniere, Chris Kreider and Julien Gauthier scored the Rangers’ targets.

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