Rangers score thrice in the third to beat LA 4-1

1st Period:

  • Greg McKegg (3) ASST: Brett Howden (7), Ryan Lindgren (9)

2nd Period:

3rd Period:





  • Kaapo Kakko (8) ASST: Filip Chytil (7), Phillip Di Giuseppe (1)
  • Trevor Moore (4) ASST: Austin Wagner (5), Blake Lizotte (13)
  • Artemi Panarin (28) ASST: Ryan Strome (33), Jesper Fast (15)
  • EN – Tony DeAngelo (13) ASST: Filip Chytil (8), Phillip Di Giuseppe (2)

3 Stars:

  • 3: Phil Di Giuseppe
  • 2: Filip Chytil
  • 1: Igor Shesterkin

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • This is the kind of night we might see a lot of moving forward: Shesterkin solid in goal, Panarin scoring, Kakko and Chytil producing and a win.
  • He hasn’t reached Panarin-level of over delivering on the hype, but Igor Shesterkin looks like he is an NHL veteran. He’s so calm in net, doesn’t allow many rebounds and right now he is far and away the Rangers best goalie. He’s likely to get a run of starts or at least Winnipeg and Minnesota before the Rangers go with someone else next Friday against Columbus in a back to back.
  • This was a game the Rangers needed to have, not just in the standings but as a way to bounce back after a game in Buffalo where they weren’t good enough. It was their second straight against a team below them in the standings and while it wasn’t perfect against LA, it was miles better than it was on Friday.
  • Now the Rangers head on the road for pretty much the rest of the month with the exception of next Sunday against Boston and the following Saturday against San Jose. The game against San Jose is the last at home before the deadline and it sure will be interesting to see which players from that game aren’t with the Rangers when they return home in March.