The New York Rangers escaped last night with a shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1. The offense, still struggling, was able to get something going in the 2nd when Canes goalie, Dan Ellis, was bowled over by Captain Ryan Callahan, leading to a Derek Stepan rebound goal.
They would not find the net again until the shootout, where Rick Nash and J.T. Miller would score two amazing goals to win the game.
Rick Nash led off the shootout, taking Ellis to one side and depositing the puck on the far end of the opposite side.
He straight up took Ellis out of his skates. But J.T. Miller would have just as good of a move on the game winning shot.
Miller, with his mother in the crowd, and without a goal since his second career game, was able to end it for the Blueshirts. John Tortorella, taking a chance on the career 0-1 Miller in the shootout, gets credit for going away from his usual three (the slumping Brad Richards was absent), and inserting the player who would take home the victory.
The Rangers go to Newark to take on the rival New Jersey Devils, tonight.