Chris Kreider scored twice in the third period on Tuesday night and the New York Rangers overcame a two-goal deficit for the first time this season to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3.
Braden Schneider, Vincent Trocheck and Kaapo Kakko all had goals in the second period for the Rangers, who have won three of four. Igor Shesterkin made 35 saves.
“Started playing our game, and that’s what we can do,” Kakko said.
Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists for the Kings, and Gabe Vilardi set a career high with his 11th goal. Cal Petersen allowed four goals on 24 shots.
“Going in the lead like that, 2-0 in the first, we’ve got to find ways to just keep going,” Fiala said. “It’s no reason to step off the gas.”
Kreider took advantage of two Los Angeles gaffes to put New York back in front 4-3 at 7 minutes, 6 seconds into the third, beating defenseman Mikey Anderson down the ice to negate icing and burying a wrist shot past Petersen at the near post for his eighth goal.
It came just 56 seconds after Sean Walker tied it at 3-3 with his first of the season.
Kreider chased down a long pass from Mika Zibanejad and credited the center for noting Petersen’s tendency to not fully protect the short side to his right.
“It’s something that he mentioned a little earlier... So good coaching by Mika and a good play by Mika,” said Kreider, who added an empty-netter with 49.7 seconds remaining.
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