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Rangers unable to hold leads in 4-3 loss to Ducks

First Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (10)
  • Artemi Panarin (19) ASST: Ryan Strome (22)
  • PPG – Jakob Silfverberg (12) ASST: Hampus Lindholm (13), Rickard Rakell (13)

Second Period:

  • Erik Gudbranson (2) ASST: Adam Henrique (7), Rickard Rakell (14)

Third Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (11) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (16)
  • PPG – Hampus Lindholm (1) ASST: Rickard Rakell (15)

Overtime:


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Shootout:

  • Panarin: STOPPED
  • Rakell: STOPPED
  • Zibanejad: SCORES
  • Comtois: STOPPED
  • DeAngelo: STOPPED
  • Kase: SCORES
  • Kakko: STOPPED
  • Silfverberg: SCORES

Adam Rotter:

  • A frustrating way to lose the game of the road trip as the Rangers couldn’t hold onto a third period lead and then a lead in the shootout. They were also up 2-0 and didn’t hold that lead, but it’s the third period lead that is the most frustrating.
  • Special teams played a big role in this one as the Ducks scored on the PP twice, including their third period tying goal, and the Rangers couldn’t build on their one-goal lead in the third when they had their PP chance. They had the opportunity to go up 4-2 with that PP in the third but they couldn’t get it.
  • This was another game for the Rangers where they had a good start, a pretty good first period and then a truly awful second period. They rebounded with a pretty good third, led by Zibanejad’s goal, but the second period is the lingering part of this game. They didn’t manage the puck, they kept taking penalties and were lucky that the Ducks only scored once.
  • Mika Zibanejad was terrific again. He scores twice and then scores again in the shootout.
  • Henrik Lundqvist was okay in this one but not as sharp as he needed to be. I’m not sure what happened on the second goal where he followed Henrique far out of the crease but that wasn’t a good look. At times he looks like he is trying to do too much either to compensate for the players in front of him or he is pressing because he knows that Alex Georgiev has been outstanding lately and deserving of more starts.
  • I thought David Quinn would go with Kakko ahead of DeAngelo in the shootout but neither put forth great moves.
  • Overall the Rangers pick up 5 out of 8 points on their west coast trip. They probably should have at least one more from today but 5 of 8 isn’t bad. There is obviously a ton that still needs to be improved on, especially their consistency period to period and puck management, but they are heading in the right direction. It’s still win one, lose one, win one, lose one and until the Rangers are able to find consistency that is likely going to be the situation they are in.