By Jamie Neugebauer, Staff Writer
Nicholas Geiser is still learning how to be an effective power forward, but there is one category that he seems to have down pat.
With Friday night’s game at St. Mike’s tied 3-3 approaching five minutes left in the third period, Matt Whittaker broke free down the left wing off of a nicely executed set-play shorthanded faceoff in the defensive zone.
Whittaker’s shot was stopped by the Buzzers goaltender, but Geiser was on hand to bang in the rebound.
It was his third goal of the season, but his second game-winner, as he had also broken Buffalo hearts on Oct. 21.
Pat Piacentini continued his fantastic season with two assists, tying himself for the league-lead in scoring among defencemen with 22 points.
He extended his point-scoring streak to eight games, while Corey Kalk brought his streak to 10 with his first-period assist.
John Carpino has seven goals and 11 points in the last three games.
Adam Valadao and Liam Kerins also scored on the night.
The Rangers are now only four points out of first place in the south division, and will look to come within two of idle leaders Oakville when they face Georgetown on Sunday afternoon at the Herb.