- Ryan Donato (11) ASST: Mikko Koivu (13)
- Artemi Panarin (29) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (30), Ryan Strome (35)
- Jonas Brodin (2) ASST: Jordan Greenway (16), Matt Dumba (16)
- Jordan Greenway (7) ASST: Jonas Brodin (22), Joel Eriksson Ek (18)
- Pavel Buchnevich (12)
- Mika Zibanejad (24) ASST: Artemi Panarin (47), Adam Fox (24)
- Zibanejad: SCORES
- Donato: Misses
- Panarin: SCORES
- Parise: Misses
- Well the Rangers were able to flip what sure seemed like a loss with 8-9 minutes left into two points. It’s another development and character win for this group and they were led by their most important players: Panarin, Zibanejad and Fox. There are questions surrounding a bunch of other players on the Rangers and what their futures may be, but not those three. Those three comprise a huge part of the core moving forward.
- The Rangers were okay in this game. They weren’t as good as they were for most of the game in Winnipeg but they clearly did enough and were good enough to tie it and win it.
- Alex Georgiev stepped in and was solid. He wasn’t supposed to start, and I thought Henrik Lundqvist should have, but he showed why the Rangers want to hold onto him. If Shesterkin is healthy then he’ll probably start tomorrow, but Georgiev made a good case for back-to-back.
- I didn’t think the Panarin shootout goal should have counted. It was a phenomenal move but it seemed like he went backwards which you can’t do in the shootout. Also in the shootout: where was Mats Zuccarello for the Wild. He was the Rangers leadoff shootout guy forever and should have been in that spot for Minny.
- In the end the Rangers come up with two points and stay somewhat alive in the playoff race. They are 6-2 in their last 8 and 10-5 in their last 15. They are moving in the right direction and tomorrow against Columbus is another big one.