Rangers PP struggles cost them in 3-2 OT loss to Boston

First Period:

  • Pavel Buchnevich (5) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (12), Jacob Trouba (8)

Second Period:

  • Filip Chytil (8) ASST: Ryan Strome (17), Artemi Panarin (21)
  • Sean Kuraly (2) ASST: Jake DeBrusk (5), Brandon Carlo (7)

Third Period:





  • David Pastrnak (24) ASST: David Krejci (14), Jake DeBrusk (6)

Overtime:

  • David Krejci (5) ASST: David Pastrnak (17), Jaroslav Halak (1)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • This one comes down to the PP and the Rangers inability to score when presented with the man advantage.
  • Up 2-0 in the middle of the second they had a 5 on 3 and got nothing and then couldn’t get anything going on their 4 minute PP in the third. It’s not even that they didn’t score, but they didn’t generate anything and that gave Boston a chance to grab the momentum and get back in the game.
  • There was clearly an issue fitting Mika ZIbanejad back into a PP that had two units going with decent chemistry. It’s something that will ultimately get worked out but it cost them against the Bruins.
  • Overall the Rangers played a pretty good game, though the first half was better than the second half. They hung tough while Boston pressured, especially in the third, and one point is good and it’s points in four straight, but I feel like they left another on the table because the PP couldn’t do anything.
  • Henrik Lundqvist was terrific and the main reason why, especially in the third period, the Rangers were able to come away with one point.
  • Tomorrow it’s Alex Georgiev in net against the Devils in a game