Panarin and Zibanejad lead Rangers to 5-3 win over Carolina

1st Period:

  • Lucas Wallmark (7) ASST: Teuvo Teravainen (31)
  • PPG – Mika Zibanejad (13) ASST: Chris Kreider (12), Tony DeAngelo (19)

2nd Period:

  • Chris Kreider (11) ASST: Mika Zibanejad (15)
  • Artemi Panarin (21) ASST: Filip Chytil (4), Jacob Trouba (13)
  • PPG – Mika Zibanejad (14) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (20), Artemi Panarin (26)
  • Brett Pesce (4) ASST: Lucas Wallmark (10), Brock McGinn (5)

3rd Period:





  • Sebastian Aho (22) ASST: Nino Niederreiter (14), Joel Edmundson (7)
  • Ryan Strome (8) ASST: Artemi Panarin (27), Jacob Trouba (14)

3 Stars:

  • 3: Chris Kreider
  • 2: Mika Zibanejad
  • 1: Artemi Panarin

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • There was a lot to like from the Rangers in this game, maybe most of all how they defended a one-goal lead for most of the third period. They were up 4-1 and when Carolina made it 4-3 early in the third it surely seemed like a tie and possibly overtime was possible. The Rangers though kept pushing, made some plays, got a few saves and went up 2 when Artemi Panarin made a tremendous pass to Ryan Strome.
  • The PP got going and the Rangers best players, Panarin and Mika Zibanejad, set the pace and produced in big ways and at key times.
  • I’m no fan of the offsides review but it benefited the Rangers here and rather than tie the game at two, the Rangers were able to go up 3-1 and then 4-1.
  • Henrik Lundqvist was strong in stopping 39 shots but I think Alex Georgiev will start against the Leafs tomorrow.