Brady Skjei buried a wrist shot 37 seconds into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night for coach David Quinn’s first career victory.

New York’s Brendan Smith tied it at 2 with 2:39 remaining in the third with a one-timer from the slot. Pavel Buchnevich set it up with a backhand pass from behind the net.

New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei celebrates after scoring in overtime of the team’s NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 41 shots and Brett Howden also scored for the Rangers.

Aaron Dell made 24 saves and Brent Burns had two assists for the Sharks. Marcus Sorensen and Joonas Donskoi scored in San Jose’s third stop of a four-game trip.

San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) and New York Rangers center Brett Howden (21) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Quinn was hired away from Boston University in May. New York had dropped his first three games in his first season as an NHL head coach.

Howden had a highlight-reel goal to even the score at 1 at 13:52 of the opening period when he put the puck between his legs and then Dell’s legs. The rookie moved up the depth chart prior to the game and skated alongside Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. New York acquired Howden from the Tampa Bay Lightning at last year’s trade deadline as part of a package for defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

San Jose Sharks left wing Marcus Sorensen, not shown, scores a goal past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Sharks opened the scoring when Sorenson got his first of the season. While San Jose was skating shorthanded, Sorenson performed a nifty move and snapped a shot past Lundqvist’s glove at 4:31 of the first period.

Burns helped the Sharks take a 2-1 lead at 4:59 of the second when he cleared the puck from his own end, setting up an odd-man rush. Antti Suomela delivered a perfect cross-ice pass to set up a tap-in for Donskoi.

San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell makes a save against New York Rangers center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NOTES: New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk was scratched for the first time in his young NHL career. … Fredrik Claesson made his season debut for the Rangers.

Up Next:

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) and San Jose Sharks center Rourke Chartier (60) vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Rangers: Host the Oilers on Saturday.

Sharks: Visit the Devils on Sunday.

San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl sports fresh stitches on his cheek in overtime after being injured during in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The New York Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Source: The Associated Press

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