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Fox, Shesterkin lead NY Rangers past Seattle Kraken 3-1

Oct 31, 2021, 9:15 PM

SEATTLE (AP) – Adam Fox scored the go-ahead goal, Igor Shesterkin stopped 31 shots and the New York Rangers beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1 on Sunday night.

New York Rangers 3, Seattle Kraken 1: Box score

After taking an early 1-0 lead, the Rangers shook off a long, lethargic stretch to win their franchise-record fifth road game in October. It’s the most road wins New York has had in the first nine games of a season.

Chris Kreider and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Rangers. Kreider grabbed a piece of Rangers history with his goal at 3:38 in the first-period, tying Phil Esposito for 15th-most goals in franchise history with his 184.

Jordan Eberle scored for the Kraken, and Philipp Grubauer had 14 saves.

Goodrow sent a pass across the ice off the boards to Kreider, who rocketed a slapshot at Philipp Grubauer from 34 feet out on the rush. It was Goodrow’s first assist of the season.

From there, Seattle picked up the intensity, but Shesterkin turned aside several opportunities as his team struggled.

The Kraken outshot the Rangers 13-2 in the second period and won 15 of 18 faceoffs, but it took a bit of a trick shot by Eberle to tie the game. Eberle took a wonky pass off the boards from Jaden Schwartz and caught Shesterkin off guard with a spinning back-hander with 6:14 left in the second.

That ended a stretch of more than 95 minutes without Shesterkin allowing a goal.

Fox scored the go-ahead goal from the slot with eight minutes left in the third period on a centering pass from Artemi Panarin. Goodrow added an empty-net goal with about two minutes left.

Seattle outshot New York 32-18 in the game. The loss snapped Seattle’s two-game win streak.

New York killed four power plays in the win, and have killed 22 of the last 23 against the man advantage.

NOTES: F Max McCormick, recalled Saturday from Charlotte of the AHL after the Seattle Kraken put F Mason Appleton on the injured reserve, played his first shifts for the Kraken on Sunday. He was forced into action after the team put F Jared McCann in COVID-19 protocol on Sunday with assistant coach Paul McFarland. … Rangers D Adam Fox left the bench briefly for treatment in the first period after his face bounced off the ice, but returned to the game later. … Kreider has scored goals in three straight games played on Halloween.

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