— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) November 20, 2018
Jimmy Vesey is having an impressive season for the New York Rangers and it continued Monday night with a beautiful goal vs. Ben Bishop.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 20, 2018
After receiving a pass in the slot from Marc Staal, Vesey was being heavily defended by Stars defenceman, Roman Polak. As he was falling down, Vesey threw a no-look shot on net with his backhand, putting it through the legs of Ben Bishop to tie the game at one and finally getting the Rangers on the board against a goaltender that has been a thorn in their side the past few seasons.
This goal was very reminiscent of a goal scored earlier in the season by Brett Howden against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 11. Like Vesey’s goal tonight, Howden was being heavily defended by Sharks defenceman Brent Burns but threw a no-look backhand shot through his legs and through the five-hole of Sharks goalie Aaron Dell.
The Rangers would win that game 3-2 in OT on a goal by Brady Skjei, their first win of the season.
At the time of the goal, the game is still up in the air. The score would remain tied at the end of the period, as the Rangers and Stars head into the third period with the score tied 1-1.
The Blueshirts hoped that this goal could give them some momentum to win their second game in-a-row, and it did just that with the team winning 2-1.