Artemi Panarin's shootout goal lifts Rangers to 4-3 win over Wild

Jan 10, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) and New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) celebrate after Adam Fox (23) scores a goal during the second period of a game against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden.
Jan 10, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) and New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) celebrate after Adam Fox (23) scores a goal during the second period of a game against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden. / Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the deciding goal in a shootout and the New York Rangers beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Tuesday night.

K’Andre Miller and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist, and Filip Chytil also scored for New York. Igor Shesterkin finished with 28 saves as the Rangers moved to 4-0-2 since a 4-0 loss to Washington on Dec. 27.

Kirill Kaprizov, Mats Zuccarello and Jon Merrill scored and Sam Steel had two assists for Minnesota, which is 9-3-2 in its last 14 games. Marc-Andre Fleury had a season-high 41 saves.

Kaapo Kakko scored for the Rangers and Zuccarello for the Wild in the first round of the tiebreaker. Panarin then lifted the puck over a sprawled Fleury on the Rangers’ third attempt and Shesterkin denied Frederick Gaudreau to preserve the win.

The Rangers went on a 4-on-3 power play midway through the extra period after the Wild were whistled for too many men on the ice, but couldn’t take advantage.

Zuccarello put the Wild ahead 3-2 at 4:33 of the third as he skated down the right side and fired a shot from the right circle that went off Shesterkin’s glove and in. It was his 17th.

Chytil tied it with 6:25 left after a scramble in front, swiping it in while he was down following a centering pass from Fox. It was Chytil’s 12th of the season and fourth in four games.

Trailing 2-0 after one period, Miller got the Rangers on the board on a breakaway at 2:37 of the second with his fourth.

With the teams skating 4-on-4, Fox tied it after a turnover by the Wild in the neutral zone for his eighth with 4:10 remaining in the middle period.

Merrill got the Wild on the scoreboard first, sending a shot from the right past a screened Shesterkin for his second of the season with 7:24 remaining in the opening period.

Kaprizov made it 2-0 as he beat Shesterkin with a shot from the left circle for his 24th with 2:17 left in the first.

The Rangers hit the post three times in the first 20 minutes and Fleury made a stellar glove save while sliding to his left to snare a shot by Kakko late in the period.

KREIDER LEAVES

Rangers forward Chris Kreider left the bench midway through the third period and headed to the dressing room after a collision with Minnesota’s Marcus Foligno. New York also lost forward Julien Gauthier after a couple of shifts in the first.