Dallas beats Rangers 5-3 at MSG

1st Period:

  • PPG – Pavel Buchnevich (10) ASST: Artemi Panarin (44), Tony DeAngelo (28)
  • PPG – Joe Pavelski (10) ASST: John Klingberg (19), Jamie Benn (12)
  • PPG – Joe Pavelski (11) ASST: Jamie Benn (13), Tyler Seguin (27)
  • PPG – Brett Howden (7) ASST: Brendan Lemieux (9), Kaapo Kakko (10)

2nd Period:

  • Stephen Johns (1) ASST: Jason Dickinson (9), Mattias Janmark (12)
  • Blake Comeau (7) ASST: Tyler Seguin (28), Radek Faksa (9)

3rd Period:





  • Corey Perry (4) ASST: Andrej Sekera (6), Stephen Johns (2)
  • PPG – Brendan Lemieux (6) ASST: Adam Fox (23)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • With how Dallas plays, the Rangers needed to keep this simple and get pucks to the net. The Stars are one of the top defensive teams in the league, take away time and space quickly and clog up the middle. The Rangers had 36 shots but not enough quality chances and when the Rangers did have some opportunities they tended to hold on too long or make an extra pass.
  • The Rangers had a good start and then let Dallas in with a Brendan Smith penalty and then another that they were assessed after their challenge came up empty. All the sudden the Stars had two quick goals and the lead. The Rangers tied it but it never totally seemed like they recovered from those two early goals and the momentum change.
  • The PP is working but 5 on 5 has been a big struggle for the Rangers lately. David Quinn shook up some of the lines tonight and it might be time for some changes up front to get things going at 5 on 5.
  • Henrik Lundqvist just wasn’t as good tonight as he was against Detroit. I think those two quick PP goals in the first prevented him from getting into a good flow but excuses or not, he had to be better. Georgiev was almost certain to start on Wednesday since he’s had success against the Leafs in the past and if he has a strong game maybe he goes on Friday against Buffalo, but I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Shesterkin start on both Friday and Sunday against LA.
  • Chris Kreider will be almost certainly be back on Wednesday. Even with his injury on Saturday, it’s too early to start holding him out of games to protect him. This injury isn’t likely to impact his trade value much, especially if he is able to return with no issues.