Rangers nip Leafs in SO to complete record homestand

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Updated: December 23, 2013

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello each
scored during the shootout to give the New York Rangers a hard-fought 2-1
decision over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden.

J.T. Miller netted the Rangers’ lone regulation goal and Cam Talbot stopped
25-of-26 shots through three periods and overtime to help New York close out a
franchise-record nine-game homestand on a high note. The Blueshirts went just
3-4-2 on the residency, but followed up a 4-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday
with Monday’s result.

Toronto fell for the ninth time in its last 10 road assignments despite a
terrific 42-save performance from Jonathan Bernier and a clutch goal from
Nazem Kadri, who tallied on a power play with just 1:24 left in the third
period to force overtime.