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2020-21 Rangers

Rangers fall to Boston 3-2 in OT

First Period:

  • Julien Gauthier (1) Assists: Brendan Lemieux (2)

Second Period:

  • Chris Wagner (2) (Shorthanded) Unassisted

Third Period:

  • Anders Bjork (1) Assists: Jake DeBrusk (2), Kevan Miller (2)
  • Kevin Rooney (3) Assists: Ryan Lindgren (3), Brendan Lemieux (3)

Overtime:


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  • Brad Marchand (8) Assists: Patrice Bergeron (10), Charlie McAvoy (10)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • To be honest, I’m surprised the Rangers were able to pick up a point. With the way Rask was playing, Boston’s push in the third and Artemi Panarin’s injury, it seemed like a 2-1, or 3-1 with an empty netter, loss was going to be the result, but the Rangers got a bounce and a point, but still got the loss.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has had a pretty good start to the season, but he never shoots the puck. It’s ridiculous that he doesn’t shoot the puck on the play that leads to the winner. Why he tries to pass it through two Bruins when he has an open lane to shoot just doesn’t compute. In general the Rangers need to shoot more on 2 on 1s, especially when the defensemen they are going up against is one of the top young defensemen in the league.
  • The Rangers had chances tonight but couldn’t bury them. Scoring, which should not be an issue for this team, is an issue. They are much better defensively than last year, but they can’t score.
  • It certainly doesn’t help that Artemi Panarin got banged up and, outside of the PP, barely played in the last 25-30 minutes. If he has to miss any time then I really hope they give Alexis Lafreniere a shot with Strome and Kakko.
  • Mika Zibanejad was robbed 2-3 times and looked a lot more like the player he is supposed to be. Hopefully when one finally goes in, a bunch will follow.
  • It’s just another frustrating loss and another game where the Rangers were in a position to win. They are in almost every game, but they either aren’t getting the big save, can’t find a big goal or doing just enough to lose. They are the youngest team in the league and this is still supposed to be a development year, but the fact that every team is tied or they are leading going into the third makes you feel like they are “closer” than they really are. I guess I prefer this to what is happening in Ottawa or Detroit, but this is also more frustrating.