Rangers come back from being down 4-0 to win 6-5 in Montreal

First Period:

  • Max Domi (5) ASST: Nick Suzuki (5), Artturi Lehkonen (6)
  • Artturi Lehkonen (4) ASST: Joel Armia (5), Mike Reilly (3)
  • Max Domi (6) ASST: Nick Suzuki (6), Ben Chiarot (6)

Second Period:

  • Shea Weber (7) ASST: Ben Chiarot (7), Charles Hudon (1)
  • Filip Chytil (7) ASST: Artemi Panarin (15), Brady Skjei (5)
  • Pavel Buchnevich (4) ASST: Brett Howden (3)
  • Brendan Lemieux (2) ASST: Adam Fox (7), Jacob Trouba (7)

Third Period:





  • Artturi Lehkonen (5) ASST: Max Domi (10)
  • Artemi Panarin (12) ASST: Chris Kreider (7), Ryan Strome (14)
  • SHG – Brendan Lemieux (3) ASST: Brett Howden (4), Brady Skjei (6)
  • Jacob Trouba (3) ASST: Ryan Strome (15)

Greg McKegg missed the second half of the game with a lower body injury.


Adam Rotter:

  • Well this was a strange one, reminiscent of this Montreal horror show from 2008, except the opposite.
  • It was a strange game because the Rangers came out and got plenty of chances in the first period but ended up down 3-0 at the end of one and 4-0 to start the second. The chances kept coming and once the Rangers got one it seemed like the dam broke and everything they were putting toward the net was beating Carey Price.
  • What was nice about this was that it was a rare time this season where things weren’t going well, at least on the scoreboard, but the Rangers were able to battle back and respond in-game. Usually that response and bounce back comes in the next game, but the Rangers were able to turn things around on the scoreboard and pick up a win that both bounces back from last night and bounces back from the start.
  • Also nice was that it was a full team effort. You had goals from top players (Panarin and Trouba), secondary scorers (Chytil and Buchnevich) and role players (Brendan Lemieux) and multi-assist games from Skjei, Howden and Strome.
  • Through the first half of the game it seemed like Alex Georgiev was one more poor start away from heading to Hartford and allowing the Igor Shesterkin era to begin. He wasn’t good early but he made some nice saves as the Rangers battled back and ultimately took the lead.
  • So the Rangers pick up a character win after last night’s brutal game and we will see how it carries over into Monday’s game against Mats Zuccarello and the Wild. You can hope that last night was the low point of this season and that tonight they were able to turn a low into a high and that things will progress from here. They won’t win every night but they can be better and more consistent night to night and that is the next step.