Panarin and Zibanejad lead Rangers in 6-3 win over SJ

First Period:

  • SHG – Tomas Hertl (11)

Second Period:

  • Jesper Fast (5) ASST: Filip Chytil (3), Greg McKegg (2)
  • Artemi Panarin (16) ASST: Ryan Strome (21), Brady Skjei (8)
  • Logan Couture (10) ASST: Timo Meier (11)

Third Period:





  • Brenden Dillon (1) ASST: Kevin Labanc (11), Joe Thornton (11)
  • PPG – Mika Zibanejad (8) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (15), Artemi Panarin (23)
  • Mika Zibanejad (9) ASST: Chris Kreider (9), Jesper Fast (7)
  • Artemi Panarin (17) ASST: Filip Chytil (4), Chris Kreider (10)
  • EN – Artemi Panarin (18)

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David Quinn’s post game comments:

  • On their in-game resilience, “it was impressive, our special teams delivered in a key moment. i really thought that once we went down 3-2 we started doing the things we were going to need to do to have success. Those are the things that we hadn’t shown  early in the year, within a game when things aren’t going great or we are a little down and feel sorry for ourselves and not do the things in order to climb out of the hole we dug ourselves but we dug tonight and did a lot of good things.”
  • What were those things, “We just were relentless and once the PP tied it 3-3 you could feel the momentum change on our bench and the attitude, even when it was 3-2 we did some good things and drew the penalty. There was an eagerness and a determination from our guys, we just made it 3-3, lets finish the job and we certainly did it.”
  • On the PK when it was 4-3, “our kill has taken a lot of heat, especially after that Florida trip but since then, Lindy has done a hell of a job, our guys have done a hell of a job and we have done a real good job of killing penalties and that was a huge one. You need special teams at key times and boy, did we have a key PP and PK.”
  • On Zibanejad and Panarin in the third, “they are special players and I feel so good for both Panarin and Mika, Mika hasn’t been happy with his game and even when he isn’t happy he does a lot of good things. They all want them to score and no one wants them to score more than we do, that PP was huge and he gets another one and Bread delivers a Hat Trick, your best players need to be your best players and they certainly were tonight.”
  • What will it take to win back to back games, “it’s a very good question, we did that at some point in time, it seems like eons ago but we have to show up here Saturday afternoon in Anaheim. We have an awful lot of respect for our opponent and hopefully learn a lesson that we have not learned over the last few weeks. I’m anticipating a good performance on Saturday afternoon, at least put forth a good effort.”
  • On playing well at both ends, “it was. The NHL players on the other teams are going to have some chances and there were some stretches after we made it 2-1 that I wasn’t happy with and we weren’t as a team and staff. Overall we defended pretty well, our offense was pretty good and our special teams were good. We checked a lot of boxes tonight and that gives you a much better chance to win when you are good in those areas.”
  • What is the lesson to learn, “After you win one, follow it up with an even better performance. That is what good teams do and what we will focus on for Saturday.”