Rangers score five in the third to beat Chicago 6-3

1st Period:

  • Filip Chytil (13) ASST: Kaapo Kakko (12), Tony DeAngelo (31)

2nd Period:

  • Dominik Kubalik (24) ASST: Duncan Keith (15), Patrick Kane (48)

3rd Period:





  • Pavel Buchnevich (14) ASST: Chris Kreider (20)
  • PPG – Ryan Strome (15) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (32), Mika Zibanejad (28)
  • Dominik Kubalik (25) ASST: Drake Caggiula (6)
  • Chris Kreider (24) ASST: Mika Zibanejad (29)
  • Artemi Panarin (30)
  • Drake Caggiula (7) ASST: Jonathan Toews (36), Alex Nylander (12)
  • Mika Zibanejad (26) ASST: Pavel Buchnevich (23), Chris Kreider (21)

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David Quinn’s Post Game Comments:

  • What changed before the third, “One of the things we talked about between the second and third was that we put ourselves in a position to win a hockey game by playing 20 good minutes of hockey because we certainly didn’t play 40 good minutes of hockey when the game started. Rarely do you get that opportunity in this league and our guys responded.”
  • On Kreider and his line in the third, “Big time, every time they kind of closed the gap we answered back and that line was immense in the third period. Kreids has had a great run here and playing great hockey for us.”
  • On winning on the road, “our guys feel really good about themselves whether on the road or at home. There is a really good feeling in that locker room. I’ve talked about this for a while, we’ve really become a team over the last two months. Listen, you gotta win games when you aren’t playing great and we certainly had a sluggish first two periods. Both team really were sloppy, not a lot of hitting and it didn’t have a great feel to it and I actually thought we did a good job of changing gears and playing a much better, purposeful third period.”
  • Is it easier to tune out distractions when you are winning, “that certainly helps for sure and our guys have done a good job of tuning it all out. I’ve mentioned before that this feels different from last year for sure and our guys are excited about the game Friday night because it’s going to be a playoff-type game for us in a lot of ways.”
  • On Mika’s line in big moments, “All three of those guys have had good years and when we put them together a few months ago, they’ve always had some sort of chemistry during the course of my time here and there is a good feeling with those three guys, they rely on each others relationship off the ice and it carries over on the ice and they have really built a great chemistry. We feel that we have two top lines with Panarin and Strome and Quickie on the other one, we really feel we can be a tough matchup because we have two lines that people have to pay attention to. One night it might be that line, the next night it might be Strome’s line. It’s a nice luxury to have.”
  • What opened up in the third, “we played a smarter, harder brand of hockey, a much better job.”
  • What did you think of Gauthier, “I thought he played well, did a good job.”
  • Did Gauthier get more comfortable as the game went on, “He did, he didn’t play a lot of minutes which can be difficult but I thought he did a good job of feeling more comfortable.”