Rangers blown out by Tampa 9-3

First Period:

  • Luke Schenn (1) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (9), Brayden Point (8)
  • PPG – Alex Killorn (4) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (10), Steven Stamkos (11)
  • PPG – Nikita Kucherov (6) ASST: Victor Hedman (9), Alex Killorn (6)
  • Ondrej Palat (6)
  • Chris Kreider (5) ASST: Artemi Panarin (12), Ryan Lindgren (2)

Second Period:

  • PPG – Steven Stamkos (6) ASST: Victor Hedman (10), Nikita Kucherov (11)
  • Pat Maroon (4) ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (10), Yanni Gourde (5)
  • Kevin Shattenkirk (5) ASST: Yanni Gourde (6), Cedric Paquette (4)

Third Period:





  • Filip Chytil (5) ASST: Libor Hajek (3), Artemi Panarin (13)
  • PPG – Yanni Gourde (5) ASST: Tyler Johnson (6), Mikhail Sergachev (9)
  • Filip Chytil (6) ASST: Pavel Buchnevich (13)

Jacob Trouba was ruled out at the start of the third period with an upper body injury.

Trouba played 12:22 in the first game but did not take a shift after the 9:33 mark of the second period.

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • With the way things were going early, this one had the potential to get ugly very quickly and it somehow got ugly even quicker than that.
  • The Rangers were never in this game, never got a chance to establish anything and were so out of sorts that it sure seemed like Tampa was going to walk their way to 10 goals.
  • The Rangers just made it easy for Tampa and the Lightning took every opportunity they were given and scored at will. You know going into the game that you have to stay out of the box against Tampa, and time and again the Rangers were going to the box and time and again the Lightning would score.
  • So the question now is how will the Rangers respond? Can they put this behind them like they did after the Bruins game and the Ottawa game and bounce back against Florida or will this one stick with them for a bit and snowball into a losing streak. We will have to see. The Rangers have done a good job of bouncing back but they can only do that if everyone is buying into the structure and they don’t crumble once they hit a rough patch.