Anthony Duclair looks like he belongs with tying goal during Rangers' rally

Not a bad time to score your first NHL goal, Anthony Duclair. Not a bad way to show you should be part of the squad going forward.

The 19-year-old rookie beat Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper to tie Monday's game at Madison Square Garden with 3:48 remaining in the third period, part of a wild five-goal rally by the defending Eastern Conference champs. New York held on for a 5-4 victory after erasing deficits of 3-0 and 4-2.

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Duclair's goal came in his seventh pro game and his 11th shot. He showed off the "NHL skill set" Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has noticed; after receiving a long breakout pass from Matt Hunwick at the red line, he skated down the right wing and got off a snap shot that Kuemper couldn't stop.

"It hasn't sunk in yet, I don't think," Duclair told reporters, per The Associated Press. "It was a big comeback for us. It speaks to the leadership in this locker room."

Duclair was contributing on offense before Monday, with four assists in his previous six games. The goal is just one more reason not to send him back to his junior team, the Quebec Remparts.

It's also one more reason for Rangers fans, who already are shouting his nickname, "Duke," to love the kid.

“I love it every time,” Duclair told reporters, per the New York Daily News. “It doesn’t get old.”