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2020-21 Rangers

Rangers lose 5-4 to Flyers in OT

First Period:

  • James van Riemsdyk (13) Assists: Sean Couturier (13), Joel Farabee (12)
  • Ivan Provorov (4) Assists: Sean Couturier (14)

Second Period:

  • Artemi Panarin (6) Assists: Tarmo Reunanen (1), Ryan Strome (10)
  • Colin Blackwell (6) Assists: Artemi Panarin (15), Brendan Smith (3)
  • Julien Gauthier (2) Assists: Filip Chytil (4), Artemi Panarin (16)
  • Joel Farabee (12) (Power Play) Assists: Jakub Voracek (16), Claude Giroux (15)

Third Period:


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  • Kevin Rooney (5) Assists: Brett Howden (3), Brendan Lemieux (4)
  • Claude Giroux (6) (Power Play) Assists: Ivan Provorov (10), Jakub Voracek (17)

Overtime:

  • Jakub Voracek

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • This is a beyond frustrating loss for the Rangers. They had a brutal first period and then carried the play for the final two periods, and OT, but couldn’t hold on. They were not as structured as they were against Boston, but they played well enough to win and they should have.
  • This was going to be a game all about special teams with the Flyers scoring thrice on the PP and the Rangers PP still unable to score, but the Kevin Hayes goal was called back and the Rangers were given life and the ability to get a point. Still, while their PK has mostly been excellent this season, and they were without two of their top PKers in Fox and Buchnevich, their PP just doesn’t work and it’s costing them games. Panarin or no Panarin, their PP isn’t coming through when it’s needed.
  • They blew leads twice in this game, but they should have had this game in overtime with all the puck possession that they had. Instead the Rangers just kept skating in circles around the net looking for the Flyers to be out of position, but they never found their moment. You could also tell, after he missed on his first attempt earlier in OT, that Kinkaid handling the puck in any way was going to be a mistake and that is ultimately what gave the Flyers the game.
  • The plays where he drives to the net and the goal that he scored show what kind of offensive potential Julien Gauthier has, but ultimately the scoreboard reads Flyers 2 and Gauthier 1 on goals they impacted. Two high sticking penalties is just unacceptable and it’s those plays and the other lapses in his game that keep him in and out of the lineup and from reaching his potential.
  • After a brutal first period the Rangers needed someone to step up and Artemi Panarin did. He was dynamite, except for him being totally out of gas on the OT winner, and the only reason why the Rangers were able to get back into the game and then control it at 5 on 5.
  • Keith Kinkaid looked like Keith Kinkaid today. He made some big saves on breakaways, but you also need your goalie to be your best PKer at times and he wasn’t. Alex Georgiev will be back in net on Wednesday and he will get another opportunity to find his game. Maybe we see Igor Shesterkin in one of the back to backs on the weekend against Washington, but he will need to practice, probably tomorrow and Thursday, to be ready for the weekend.
  • Right now the biggest thing with the Rangers will be what the NHL sends out around 5PM and that is who gets added/removed from the Covid list.