- Jacob Trouba (2) Assists: Colin Blackwell (6), Mika Zibanejad (19)
- Ryan Lindgren (1) Assists: Artemi Panarin (31), Adam Fox (35)
- Artemi Panarin (14) Assists: Ryan Strome (26), Colin Blackwell (7)
- Artemi Panarin (15) Assists: Colin Blackwell (8), Ryan Strome (27)
- 3: Colin Blackwell
- 2: Igor Shesterkin
- 1: Artemi Panarin
- The Rangers just dominated this game. There isn’t that much to say, they scored in the first minute and kept piling on.
- It was a pretty easy second straight shut out for Igor Shesterkin. He only had to face 16 shots as the Devils missed the net 17 times and the Rangers blocked 20. How Saturday goes will ultimately determine it, but I wonder if the Rangers go back to back with Shesterkin on the weekend.
- It’s nice to see Ryan Lindgren get rewarded with a goal. He plays such a tough game, a physical style and he is certainly turning into the Dan Girardi of this Rangers team.
- It was also nice to see Jacob Trouba get a goal. He’s been a huge part of the Rangers success defensively, a big mentor to K’Andre Miller and he’s assumed a huge role as a leader.
- I understand why it was done, but it was a little ridiculous for the Devils to challenge Vitali Kravtsov’s goal. Kravtsov also deservedly got moved up to play with Zibanejad and Buchnevich again. On the other side of that, Chris Kreider just seems all out of sorts. The Rangers have been able to push forward and succeed while he’s been struggling, but they are going to need him to revert to form down the stretch.
- It was nice for the Rangers to have this game in hand pretty much from the start and outside of a little push by the Devils in the second period, they never let up and kept working. The Rangers have struggled at times when they’ve built up a lead and sort of stopped playing, but that wasn’t really the case tonight. They need to keep this going through the weekend and then get ready for the Isles and Flyers next week.