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New York Rangers (1-1-1)


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@ Was 
L 1-5
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2-3
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W 3-1
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Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

MONTREAL (AP) Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant.

Lafreniere, the top pick in the 2020 draft, grew up about an hour from Montreal in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. He scored for the Rangers (1-1-1) just 26 seconds after Jonathan Drouin pulled Montreal (0-3) even.

The 6-foot-2 left wing, who turned 20 on Monday, also needed stitches to close a cut on his chin sustained in the game.

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Leaders
Points: A. Fox3
Plus/Minus: A. Fox3
Shots on Goal: A. Fox11
PIM: S. Blais6
Win: I. Shesterkin1
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 6 (15)
Shots: 81 (7)
PP%: 15.4% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 30 (8)
Assists: 10 (18)
SH Goals: 0 (23)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Pittsburgh 2 0 1 5
Carolina 2 0 0 4
Columbus 2 0 0 4
Washington 1 0 1 3
NY Rangers 1 1 1 3
New Jersey 1 0 0 2
Philadelphia 0 0 1 1
NY Islanders 0 2 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 9 (6)
Shots Against: 85 (9)
PK%: 63.6% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 34 (5)
Shutouts: 0 (20)
Sv%: 0.894 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/16 K. Kakko Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
10/15 R. Strome COVID-19 protocol (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/15 G. McKegg Called up from minors from Hartford-AHL
10/11 V. Kravtsov Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
10/11 M. Barron Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
10/10 M. Zibanejad Contract extended Eight-year contract extension
10/10 G. McKegg Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
10/9 G. McKegg Called up from minors from Hartford-AHL
10/7 Z. Jones Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
10/4 G. McKegg Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
10/3 W. Cuylle Assigned to Junior Club Windsor-OHL
10/3 A. Huska Sent to minors Hartford-AHL
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