Shesterkin’s late save helps Rangers hold off Sharks

SAN JOSE — Igor Shesterkin made 22 saves for the New York Rangers in a 2-1 win in opposition to the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Saturday.

Shesterkin preserved the win when he stopped a deflection from Logan Couture in entrance with 4.2 seconds remaining. The save got here 13 seconds after the Sharks ahead reduce it to 2-1.

“That’s a extremely good hockey crew over there, and we stayed proper with them, and we have been only one small probability and 4 seconds away there,” Sharks goalie James Reimer stated.

Julien Gauthier and Adam Fox scored for the Rangers (9-6-4), who’re 2-0-1 of their previous three video games.

“We performed an incredible recreation tonight, I used to be pleased with our efficiency,” New York coach Gerard Gallant stated. “We performed laborious, had plenty of scoring possibilities, and Reimer performed excellent.”

Video: NYR@SJS: Gauthier nets third objective of season in third

Reimer made 41 saves for the Sharks (6-11-3), who’ve misplaced two consecutive video games at house after successful three straight on the street.

“They beat us to each unfastened puck, they outbattled us, they outcompeted us,” San Jose coach David Quinn stated. “I believed our puck administration wasn’t nice all evening lengthy, however we have been at the least hanging round within the first two intervals. Took some penalties that put us behind the eight ball.

“It was a step again tonight. [Over] 82 video games, you are going to have nights off. OK, let’s have a look at how we reply. That’s the important thing. But we stunk. … It hasn’t occurred in a very long time, so let’s have a look at how we reply on Monday (in opposition to the Ottawa Senators).”

Video: NYR@SJS: Reimer makes save on Vesey in third interval

Gauthier put New York in entrance 1-0 at 13:57 of the third interval when he deflected a one-timer from Jacob Trouba off a face-off win by Ryan Carpenter.

“We have been a bit annoyed the puck did not go within the web [until late in the game], belief me,” Gallant stated. “But they did not lose their focus. They saved pushing and pushing as a result of they have been taking part in properly and the probabilities have been there. There have been lots of grade-A possibilities, and Reimer made some nice saves.”

Fox made it 2-0 at 18:53 with an empty-net objective. He has 12 factors (4 targets, eight assists) throughout an eight-game level streak.

“We preferred our recreation up till that third interval, and we knew the bounces and possibilities have been coming and we preferred what we have been seeing and getting pucks on web. It was only a matter of a bounce or two,” Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller stated. “Credit loads to our goalie again there. He’s been unreal since I’ve joined this crew. He’s been that man that may win video games for us single-handedly, so enormous shout out to [Shesterkin]. I am unable to think about that is too simple of a job.”


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