Alexandar Georgiev stopped 55 of 56 shots, on his 23rd birthday, as the Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1, Sunday night at The Garden. The Blueshirts have won two of their last three games, and 6 of the last 10.
Mika Zibanejad got the Rangers on the board just 28 seconds into the game, putting a rebound past Maple Leafs backup goalie Garret Sparks for a 1-0 New York lead.
Kasperi Kapanen tied the game at the 10:35 mark of the 1st, scoring his 16th goal of the season. But Jimmy Vesey gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead at 14:05, taking a pass from Chris Kreider and beating Sparks up high for his 12th of the season.
Neither team scored in the 2nd period. In the 3rd, Adam McQuaid scored his 2nd goal of the season, and 2nd goal in seven days, to make it 3-1 with 8:01 to play. Kevin Hayes added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds to play for the final 4-1 margin.
The Rangers [now 24-23-8, 56 pts] play the Jets Tuesday night in Winnipeg.