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Rangers battle back but lose 4-3 in OT to Tampa

1st Period
07:52 Tampa Bay Tyler Johnson (22) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (72), Anton Stralman (15) 1-0
14:57 Tampa Bay PPG – J.T. Miller (12) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (73), Victor Hedman (31) 2-0
2nd Period
00:56 New York Mika Zibanejad (27) ASST: Jimmy Vesey (18), Tony DeAngelo (19) 2-1
02:53 Tampa Bay Dan Girardi (4) ASST: Steven Stamkos (43), Brayden Point (44) 3-1
03:23 New York Jimmy Vesey (16) ASST: Fredrik Claesson (4), Kevin Shattenkirk (19) 3-2
14:14 New York Boo Nieves (4) ASST: Ryan Strome (11), Vladislav Namestnikov (15) 3-3
3rd Period
No Scoring
OT Period
03:25 Tampa Bay Victor Hedman (8) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (74), Brayden Point (45) 4-3


Filip Chytil was a healthy scratch and David Quinn said on Tuesday, “we need more effort out of him consistetly. We all see what he is capable of doing offensively and sometimes it comes and goes, which can happen, but you have to have a compete shift in and shift out. There has to be consistent effort. It’s something we will continue to work on.” (NYR)


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Adam Rotter:

  • David Quinn has this team working and after a rough first period, where he said they were playing on their heels, the Rangers came out in the second, upped their intensity and tied the game.
  • The Rangers were probably the better team for the final 40 minutes and had the opportunities to take the lead but the Rangers couldn’t get get one to go on the PP.
  • That certainly looked like a “pick” play on the winner but that is a tough penalty to call during 3 on 3 OT.
  • You can see what Brendan Lemieux brings and I think we will see him make a bigger impact with each game the rest of the way.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has been much more engaged on a game to game basis lately and Jimmy Vesey continues to look like the player he was expected to be when every team was in on him. Those two, if they keep this up, can be a huge part of the Rangers future and provide the secondary scoring the Rangers are going to need. The primary scoring though is still to be determined.