4 in a row as the Rangers beat Montreal 5-3

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First Period:

  • Tomas Tatar Assists: Jordie Benn, Jeff Petry
  • Chris Kreider Assists: Kevin Hayes

Second Period:


  • Tomas Tatar Assists: Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher
  • Max Domi (Power Play) Assists: Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry
  • Tony DeAngelo Assists: Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey

Third Period:

  • Pavel Buchnevich Assists: Marc Staal, Kevin Hayes
  • Neal Pionk Assists: Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad
  • Mika Zibanejad (Short Handed) Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Brady Skjei

3 Stars:

  • 3: Tomas Tatar
  • 2: Neal Pionk
  • 1: Kevin Hayes


Adam’s Thoughts:

  • This was some game and one where it looked like it was going to get away from the Rangers in the second period but once their penalty parade ended they went up a notch or two, made a comeback and pulled out the win.
  • The Rangers were as good in the third period as they have been at any point this season. They took advantage of Montreal being on a back to back, got the tying goal by being around the net and then picked up the winner and insurance goal off terrific plays.
  • That was some move by Neal Pionk to score the winner. There was the spin, keeping control of the puck up the ice, going to the net and then beating Carey Price. He continues to impress and is someone that David Quinn is putting a lot of trust in.
  • Five different goal scorers tonight and all five could very well be part of the next core of the Rangers. Zibanejad is there, if Kreider remains with the team he will be there, Pionk is certainly making an enormous case to be there, if Buchnevich plays like he has since coming back in, he will be there and then there is Tony DeAngelo. I’m not sure I am penciling DeAngelo into the core yet, but he has been impressive and it will be real hard for David Quinn to take him out when the defense gets healthy.
  • So it’s four in a row for the Rangers and now they are at .500. I think .500 is where the Rangers will spend a lot of this season, at least until the trade deadline or when they start selling players off. At that point the Rangers may struggle with a lot of new/young players, but until then they should be around .500