2020-21 Rangers

Rangers bounce back with 4-1 win over Philly

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (20) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (38), Artemi Panarin (37)
  • Oskar Lindblom (7) Assists: Jakub Voracek (26), Sean Couturier (20)
  • Pavel Buchnevich (20) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (25), Alexis Lafrenière (7)

Second Period:

Third Period:


  • Alexis Lafrenière (9) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (26), Pavel Buchnevich (22)
  • Filip Chytil (8) Assists: Kaapo Kakko (8), Artemi Panarin (38)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Pavel Buchnevich
  • 2: Alexis Lafreniere
  • 1: Alex Georgiev

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Adam Rotter:

  • Well this was the effort and response you wanted to see from the Rangers last night. They worked harder, had better structure, big saves when they were needed and the timely goals to grab the lead back after the Flyers tied it and then build on it. They also didn’t spend most of the game in the penalty box which was certainly positive.
  • Alex Georgiev was terrific and made a bunch of excellent saves when the game was still within reach for the Flyers. The Rangers want to give Igor Shesterkin as many games as they can so that he can have the ups and downs of a season and have those experiences to carry into next year, but Alex Georgiev deserves to play. Georgiev is at his best when he has time off between games, which ideally makes him a back up, but he deserves to start again on Sunday against Buffalo. Whether he actually plays Sunday or Tuesday against Buffalo,  I think it should be a lock that he starts next Thursday against the Islanders.
  • We have seen him string some nice games together at times during this season, but it really does look like Alexis Lafreniere is on the verge of taking the next step. He looks comfortable with Zibanejad and Buchnevich, he’s making plays and picking up points. There are only eight games left, but I think we are going to see Alexis Lafreniere end the season on a big run.
  • Chris Kreider scored again and has 20 goals on the season. He looked to be playing a simpler game while on a line with Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil and that is what the Rangers need from him. Kreider has always been streaky and at this point he is what he is, but he also has a big role as a leader and mentor. He also has all of those high-fives and hugs after each game.
  • The Rangers gained ground tonight with the Bruins losing, but it’s still going to take a massive slide from Boston, and for the Rangers to beat them twice, for the playoffs to be anything more than a fantasy.