Rangers: 3 players who stood out in the 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates his first period goal against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre
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Now that was an amazing performance by the New York Rangers. The New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3–2 in overtime. Many players impressed, but three players truly stood out from the bunch.

K’Andre Miller stands out on both ends

K’Andre Miller was not the greatest player in the first few games of the season, but he has performed a lot better lately. In this game, he performed well defensively, but he also stood out offensively. Especially with the two assists he made in this game, which came at important times in the game. The first assist occurred during Panarin’s first goal, and the second assist was on Zibanejad’s goal in overtime.

Miller has been great on this grueling road trip. In the past five games, he has had six points, with one goal and five assists. Miller arguably could be one of the three main standouts from the past five away games. Hopefully, he will keep playing this well in the future, especially in a home game this season.

Mika Zibanejad gives the Rangers the win

Anybody who scores an overtime goal has to be a part of the standout list. It’s not just that he scored, but he did it with 25 seconds left in OT which was so amazing to see and again showcases how clutch of a player he is.

Mika Zibanejad also did a solid job with face-offs as he won eight of them and also had a 61.5% faceoff win percentage. Performances like tonight goes to show how important he is to this team.

Artemi Panarin shines on his birthday

To start, I want to wish Artemi Panarin a belated happy birthday as it occurred on the date of the game against Winnipeg. He is now 32 years old and boy did he do a phenomenal job on his special day.

In some way, Panarin was involved in every single goal that occurred for the Blueshirts. He scored the first goal of the game for the Blueshirts and gave the Rangers a great start. Panarin also made 2 key assists to the goals that the Rangers also scored in this game.

Panarian did an amazing job tonight and heavily contributed to the Rangers victory.

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