- David Pastrnak (12) Assists: Brad Marchand (17), Patrice Bergeron (14)
- Patrice Bergeron (10) (Shorthanded) Assists: Brad Marchand (18)
- David Krejci (1) (Power Play) Assists: Matt Grzelcyk (6), Brad Marchand (19)
- Jake DeBrusk (2) Assists: David Krejci (12)
- This was one of those games where it seemed like the Rangers never had a chance. They had some jump and some chances early, but once the Bruins scored, it just seemed like the game was over. That feeling was only added to when the Bruins scored shorthanded late in the first. They continued to work and compete, but it just never seemed like it was gonna go anywhere.
- Alex Georgiev has been pulled in two straight games and looks nothing like the goalie that has been a bright spot the past few years. He was always going to be the back up, or 1B to Shesterkin, but he looks like he is in danger of losing that spot to Keith Kinkaid and, for the second straight season, the Rangers may have to carry three goalies on their active roster.
- You can see that Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafreniere are better players than they were when the season started, and Kakko is completely different from last year, but at some point they need to score. They aren’t the only ones not scoring, but at some point, all the work along the boards and play away from the puck needs to lead to production.
- Artemi Panarin and Igor Shesterkin both could be back Saturday and while they are the two players that could probably win games on their own for the Rangers, especially if Shesterkin doesn’t allow a goal, that can’t be the expectation. With those two in the lineup though, the Rangers do look much more like the team they are supposed to be this season as opposed to the team they’ve been during this three game losing streak.
- At some point in the next few weeks, Vitali Kravtsov could join the Rangers and they will add another early 20s and former first round pick to the roster. That should be exciting, but he isn’t going to be the savior either.
- The trade deadline is about a month away and it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the Rangers do. They certainly won’t be adding, but they also don’t have a ton of players to sell either, especially with expansion draft stuff coming up and a flat cap.
- It’s Boston again on Saturday and then two against Philly to start next week. At some point the Rangers are going to win some games, hopefully that happens soon and they can at least cling to a brief hope of making a run at the playoffs.