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Video: Brassard scores in OT to give Rangers victory

Oct 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Derick Brassard didn’t wait for the shootout to get a game-deciding breakaway.

In the final seconds of overtime, Brassard was sent in on a breakaway thanks to a diving pass from Benoit Pouliot and scored on Jimmy Howard to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory in the extra frame. And so ends the Rangers’ epic nine-game road trip to begin the season.

“We deserved it,” said Brassard afterward, according to the Rangers’ official Twitter account.

On Monday, the Rangers will do something they haven’t done this season and that’s play in front of their fans. They began the season with an arduous road trip that lasted nine games, spanning all four time zones in the U.S.

The Rangers’ first home game of the season goes against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six match-up.

  1. 950003cups - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    All the bottom feeders won tonight. Lol

    • 19to77 - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      Even the Devils. Somehow.

  2. barkar942 - Oct 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    That was the first game this season and pre-season that the Rangers played like they played last year under Torts. They played defense first, then forecheck hard and make offense.
    There were only two bad plays- a bad attempted high risk pass by Zucc and it hit a skate right into the two on one goal, and the dumb holding penalty by Pyatt.
    This kid Talbot is good. Reminds me a lot of Hank when he first came into the league. They played a full 60 minute game tonight. Now let’s see if they can do it again at home Monday.
    Hey 950003- Nice comeback by the Devils. Rask looked none too happy on a couple of the Devils goals!

    • rpiotr01 - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

      They played that way against Washington as well, but your point is taken – the team is still built to play D first. The win against the Kings was the only time we saw them play what you’d consider AV hockey for a full game.

  3. johnstone17 - Oct 27, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Barkar, you missed one other bad play. Del Zotto cycling out near the blue line on the power play resulted in a bad turnover. Richards saves his bacon. All in all I think it was the best game of the season for the Rangers. Kreider was absolutely all over the place & I think this was Pouliot’s best game by far.

  4. polegojim - Oct 27, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Not liking what I’m seeing from Howard right now… he’s not ready.

    They weren’t playing great hockey before his return… but now not getting the goal tending they need.

    Gus should be back in goal until Howard is ready.

    • cheliostwin - Oct 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      Sorry, but I have to disagree. Howard was fantastic, especially in the second period when he made several monster saves. The problem is the team giving up 40+ shots every game; the other team is likely to get a lucky bounce or two and get some goals that way. This is Babcock’s fault, and he knows it. In an interview the other night he said the problem is he doesn’t know where this team is going, that he needs a game plan to get them playing the right way. They’ve got a few days off until the next game, they can hopefully get some things worked out and come out with a better team effort next week.

      • polegojim - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        Let’s forget speculation and stick with facts.
        15 goals in the last 4 games…
        15 goals in the 6 games before that.

        Difference? Howard V Gus

        I agree that they’re giving up too many SOGs…. but not much different.

        Howard has been letting in more goals than Gus.

      • cheliostwin - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        Howard only let in three goals in the 6-1 loss to Ottawa, Gustavsson let in the other three goals. Howard had a shutout against the highest scoring team so far, the Sharks. Except for that start in the Ottawa game, Howard has been very good.

  5. jaredo10 - Oct 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    great win. like I said Kreider played lights out on all sides of the ice. and I hope Poulit can keep putting up points he deff has the skill to do it

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