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2020-21 Rangers

Rangers lose to Capitals 4-2

First Period:

Second Period:

  • T.J. Oshie (19) (Power Play) Assists: Brenden Dillon (16), Trevor van Riemsdyk (2)
  • T.J. Oshie (20) Assists: Dmitry Orlov (11), Nicklas Backstrom (38)
  • Nic Dowd (11) Assists: John Carlson (34), Dmitry Orlov (12)

Third Period:


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  • Alexis Lafrenière (11) (Shorthanded) Assists: Filip Chytil (13)
  • T.J. Oshie (21) Assists: Carl Hagelin (10), Dmitry Orlov (13)
  • Morgan Barron (1) Assists: Zac Jones (2), Libor Hajek (2)

Julien Gauthier left the game in the first period after one shift and what appeared to be a leg/knee injury.

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Adam Rotter:

  • With everything that has happened today, the result of this game almost doesn’t matter. Yes, the Rangers lost, but they achieved what seemed to be their goal of showing that they are tougher than they seemed and weren’t going to back down.
  • The Rangers met the moment tonight with six fights in the first period and chippy play all night. Whether those fights and such mean anything with, now, two games left, I don’t know, but after a day of hearing how skilled and soft they are, they showed they could engage physically.
  • Had Tom Wilson been suspended or scratched for tonight’s game I don’t think we would have seen six fights, but I think the line brawl at the start still might have happened.
  • In terms of the game itself, the Rangers are so depleted and spent so much time on the PK that they were never really in a flow or established much. Zac Jones had some nice moments on the PP,  it was nice that Alexis Lafreniere scored and that Morgan Barron scored his first goal.
  • The Rangers started today with organizational stability and a pretty clear outlook and plan for the future. They finish it with things as cloudy as they have been in a while and way more questions than answers. It’s possible that Chris Drury keeps the Rangers on the same path that he, Jeff Gorton and JD had them on, but right now everything seems up in the air.