After an embarrassing home loss Monday at Ottawa, the Rangers rebounded with better, more urgent play at both ends of the rink, and beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1, Wednesday night at The Garden.
Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves, including 16 in the 3rd period, after sitting out the last three games. It was his 452nd career win.
The Blueshirts got goals of all kinds: aneven strength goal from Chris Kreider, power play goals from Tony DeAngelo and Ryan Strome, a short-handed goal from Greg McKegg, and an empty-net goal from Artemiy Panarin.
The Red Wings are now 1-11-1 in their last 13 games.
The Rangers [now 6-6-1, 13 pts] are right back in action Thursday, playing the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh.