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2020-21 Rangers

Rangers blown out, again, by Islanders 4-0

First Period:

  • Leo Komarov (1) Assists: Jordan Eberle (17), Nick Leddy (26)
  • Oliver Wahlstrom (10) (Power Play) Assists: Josh Bailey (21), Brock Nelson (11)

Second Period:

  • Anthony Beauvillier (11) Assists: Brock Nelson (12), Scott Mayfield (11)

Third Period:


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  • Mathew Barzal (14) Unassisted

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • The Rangers had no chance in this game and not because the Islanders were relentless  in their attack, but because they kept making poor decisions with the puck, took bad penalties in the first period, got destroyed on faceoffs early and seemed to lose every battle.
  • The Rangers were just thoroughly outplayed in every area, they lost every battle, every shot was blocked and every pass hit an Islander stick or skate. They left Islander after Islander wide open for offensive opportunities and they just never had a chance. They had no push offensively, their best chances came from the fourth line and they deserved what they got.
  • The Rangers best players were anything but tonight. Artemi Panarin had a rough game, Buchnevich and Zibanejad struggled and they were without Chris Kreider. The best Ranger forwards were Howden, Rooney and Di Giuseppe and you aren’t going to win, especially against the Islanders, when that is the case.
  • Igor Shesterkin was fine and played well enough for someone who didn’t get a lot of help. I still would have started Alex Georgiev, but goaltending far from the Rangers issue tonight.
  • So the Rangers aren’t mathematically out of it yet, but the faint playoff dream is effectively over. The Rangers gave away too many points early in the season while Igor Shesterkin was finding his way and Mika Zibanejad was struggling and they will be on the outside looking in again. The Rangers still have a lot of learning and developing to do as a team. They have shown promise this season, but they have piled up a lot of their points lately against teams they are supposed to beat. These last few games down the stretch against playoff teams will be nice games for experience, but they aren’t going to mean much toward extending the season.