16:26 New Jersey Damon Severson (10) ASST: Kenny Agostino (13), Michael McLeod (1) 1-0
19:49 New Jersey PPG – Blake Coleman (19) ASST: Will Butcher (21), Travis Zajac (24) 2-0
18:22 New York Ryan Strome (12) ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (21), Vladislav Namestnikov (16) 2-1
01:29 New York Libor Hajek (1) ASST: Chris Kreider (23), Ryan Strome (12) 2-2
13:25 New York Vladislav Namestnikov (10) ASST: Mika Zibanejad (37), Brady Skjei (14) 2-3
19:50 New York EN – Ryan Strome (13) ASST: Vladislav Namestnikov (17), Mika Zibanejad (38) 2-4
- 3: Libor Hajek
- 2: Vlad Namestnikov
- 1: Ryan Strome
- I thought Vlad Namestnikov would be traded at the draft last year, then I thought he would be gone in some off-season trade, then I thought he was going to be moved by the deadline this year but he’s still with the Rangers and showed why tonight. He’s a solid two-way player, makes smart decisions and has more offense than he has been able to produce. He’s the kind of top-nine winger that helps you win games and helps you win in the playoffs, which is why I thought someone would trade for him. The Rangers clearly value him and it will be interesting to see where he fits with things going forward.
- Ryan Strome, like Namestnikov, was a first round pick in 2011 and is scoring at close to half a point per game since coming to the Rangers. He has been getting a lot of minutes as the second line center and, again like Namestnikov, might be more than just a placeholder.
- It was nice to see Chris Kreider look more like Chris Kreider again in this game.