Girardi's go-ahead goal lifts Rangers over Coyotes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Girardi scored 1:55 into the third period and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Sunday night.

Josh Jooris and J.T. Miller also scored for New York, which has won consecutive games to improve to 4-2-0. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 stops.

Radim Vrbata had both of Arizona's goals, and Louis Domingue made 23 saves. The Coyotes have lost their first four games on a six-game trip since beating Philadelphia in overtime at home to start the season.

Girardi put the Rangers ahead with a slap shot from the right point. The veteran was paired with rookie Brady Skjei in his first game after missing New York's previous three with a strained groin, and Skjei assisted on the goal.

© 2017 Associated Press


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