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2020-21 Rangers

Rangers make late push but lose 5-4 to Washington

First Period:

Second Period:

  • Tom Wilson (9) Assists: T.J. Oshie (16), Nicklas Backstrom (23)
  • Alex Ovechkin (18) Assists: Dmitry Orlov (2), T.J. Oshie (15)
  • Tom Wilson (8) Assists: Jakub Vrana (12)

Third Period:


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  • Evgeny Kuznetsov (6) Assists: Garnet Hathaway (7), Carl Hagelin (6)
  • Colin Blackwell (7) Assists: Adam Fox (25)
  • Colin Blackwell (8) Assists: Kevin Rooney (4)
  • T.J. Oshie (8) Assists: Justin Schultz (15), Dmitry Orlov (3)
  • Alexis Lafrenière (5) Assists: Julien Gauthier (5), Kevin Rooney (5)
  • Chris Kreider (17) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (26), Ryan Strome (21)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • For two periods the Rangers looked tired, but in the third period they made a big push, and nearly tied it at five, but ultimately came up short.
  • In the first two periods they just slow, struggled to make plays and were trying to force plays that weren’t there. The Caps definitely let up a bit when they went up 4-0, but the Rangers simplified things in the third, scored three goals pretty much at the net and Alexis Lafreniere’s goal wasn’t that far out and came off a rebound.
  • It was the Rangers bottom six that scored the first three goals and then the PP picked up the fourth, but Artemi Panarin had a tough game and looked a little off.
  • Alexis Lafreniere had his goal against Philly taken away, but he got one today and maybe that can get him going. He had under 10 minutes in ice time today, which is not ideal, but when there are a lot of penalties and the Rangers go heavy with their top six trying to come back in a game, he ends up on the bench.
  • So after winning three straight the Rangers have now lost two in a row. It’s Washington on Tuesday and then April begins with Buffalo. They aren’t going to win out, but they do need sustained winning streaks if they want to make a run.