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The New York Rangers lost for the sixth time in a row, dropping a 3-2 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It was the fifth loss in the overtime/shootout period.

Frank Curto

New York Rangers: 2
Goals: Buchnevich (14, 15)
Detroit Red Wings: 3
Goals: Bertuzzi (16), Athanasiou (23)
NHL Boxscore

The New York Rangers haven’t lost in regulation over six consecutive games. In the same breath, they haven’t won in six consecutive games.

The latest such example defeat came at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, 3-2, in a shootout.

The loss was the sixth game in a row that was decided by one goal and fifth of the last six that was decided in overtime or a shootout. Thirty-seven of their 67 games have been decided by one goal. The Blueshirts’ 37 one-goal games this season are the most in the NHL.

Pavel Buchnevich opened the scoring at 8:43 of the first period, beating Detroit’s Jimmy Howard to give the Rangers a 1-0 and only lead of the game.

Detroit’s’ Todd Bertuzzi tied the game at 1-1 with his 16th of the season deflected a shot by Madison Bowey with under five minutes left in the stanza.

Detroit took a 2-1 lead at 6:15 of the third period when Andreas Athanasiou scored his 23rd of the season going top shelf on Henrik Lundqvist.

Buchnevich scored his 15th of the season and second of the game on a breakaway that was started by a great pass from newly acquired Brendan Lemieux.

Regulation ended with the score tied at 2-2.

After scoreless overtime period, the Rangers couldn’t beat Jimmy Howard in the shootout and again was on the wrong side of a one-goal game.

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