Rangers Stage Wild Stadium Series Comeback Victory

The New York Rangers secured a 6-5 victory over the New York Islanders in a Stadium Series game at MetLife Stadium, overcoming a late two-goal deficit and winning with a chaotic overtime goal by Artemi Panarin after a dramatic Islanders turnover.

The New York Rangers pulled off a 6-5 victory against the Islanders this Sunday. It happened at MetLife Stadium, during the much-anticipated Stadium Series game. And, boy, did it deliver drama.

With less than five minutes left in the third period, the Rangers were trailing 5-3. But they weren’t done. Not by a long shot. Artemi Panarin, the Rangers’ star forward, managed to score the game-winning goal. And he did it just 10 seconds into overtime. All thanks to a glaring mistake by the Islanders right in front of their net. Talk about a turning point.

But here’s where it gets crazy. After Panarin took control of the puck, Islanders’ goalie Ilya Sorokin initially stopped him. Then, chaos ensued. Panarin’s rebound shot hit Noah Dobson, ricocheted off Sorokin, and then—ever so slowly—glided across the goal line. Meanwhile, Dobson accidentally dislodged the net.

Despite the net being clearly moved, the goal stood. Why? Because it was the Islanders who accidentally knocked it off during Panarin’s shot. And the puck would’ve gone in anyway. It’s a rule that handed the Rangers a thrilling win but left the Islanders gutted. They had leads of 4-1 and 5-3, after all.

Their downfall? Penalties. The Islanders just couldn’t avoid them, kill them off, or even make a simple play in overtime. It cost them dearly—a crucial point in the standings slipped through their fingers.

Wrapping up the weekend, over 140,000 fans got to experience outdoor hockey at MetLife Stadium. On Saturday, the New Jersey Devils took down the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-3. Then came Sunday. The Rangers’ dramatic 6-5 overtime win against the Islanders was the icing on the cake. What a weekend for hockey fans!

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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