Chris Kreider’s two late tallies lead Rangers past Kings

Chris Kreider’s two late tallies lead Rangers past Kings

Chris Kreider scored two third-period goals for the visiting New York Rangers in a 5-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.Braden Schneider, Vincent Trocheck and Kaapo Kakko scored three unanswered goals in the second period, and Igor Shesterkin made 34 saves for the Rangers, who have won two in a row for the first time this month.Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Vilardi and Sean Walker also scored, and Cal Petersen made 20 saves for the Kings, who have lost three straight games for the first time this season.Walker tied the score 3-3 at 6:12 of the third period, scoring his first NHL goal since May 13, 2021, on a wrist shot from just above the right circle.Kreider came back with a goal 54 seconds later, beating Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson to a bounce off the end boards and scoring from the left circle for a 4-3 lead at 7:06.Krieder scored into an empty net with 40 seconds left for the 5-3 final.The Kings scored 35 seconds into the game on their first shot.Fiala won a battle in front of the net with New York defenseman Jacob Trouba and shot the puck through Shesterkin’s pads.

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