Pavel Buchnevich have scored a hat trick on his 26th birthday, and the New York Rangers defeated the brand new Jersey Devils for the third time this week, 6-3 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Buchnevich is the first Rangers participant to score a hat technique on his birthday. It was his 1st NHL hat trick. Artemi Panarin scored four points (one goal, three assists), Mika Zibanejad had three assists, and Igor Shesterkin made 30 saves for the Rangers NCAA Bowl Games Team Logos (22-16-6), who defeated the Devils 3-0 at New Jersey on Tuesday and 4-0 here NBA LETTERS NUMBERS on Thursday. The Rangers are fifth in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, four points behind the fourth-place Boston Bruins, who have two games in hand.
The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. he Devils (14-23-6) tried to rally from 4-0 down with goals Michael McLeod, P.K. Subban and Yegor Sharangovich but lost their fifth game in a row in regulation. Aaron Dell made 24 saves. The teams will play for a fourth straight time at Prudential Center on Sunday. Buchnevich gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 7:26 of the initial period, scoring on a 2-on-1 with Zibanejad. The Devils committed back-to-back penalties shortly after, with Damon Severson going to the box for interference at 9:06 and a miscommunication among the defensemen leading to a too many men on the ice penalty 46 seconds later.
Ryan Strome scored a 5-on-3 objective at 10:27 to make it 2-0, and Buchnevich scored during a 5-upon-4 1:21 afterwards to give New York a 3-0 lead. Panarin extended the lead to 4-0 at 32 secs of the second period. McLeod’s goal in 12:37 made it 4-1 and ended Shesterkin’s shutout streak at 152:37. It also ended his shutout streak against the Dallas Cowboys Primary Logo Patches Devils at 199:23, the longest by a Rangers goalie against a single opponent. Subban managed to get 4-2 with a slap shot from the top of the right circle at 5:34 of the 3rd period. Sharangovich made it 4-3 at 6:38. Each goal was at 4-on-4. The Rangers called timeout after Sharangovich’s goal. The Devils couldn’t score on a power play that started at 14:05. Buchnevich completed his hat trick with an empty-net objective at 18:39 to create it 5-3. Chris Kreider also scored an empty-net goal at 19:38 for the 6-3 final.