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Rangers lose 4-0 in preseason opener

First Period:

  • Brock Nelson (1) Assists: Richard Panik (1), Josh Bailey (1)
  • Casey Cizikas (1) (Power Play) Assists: Cal Clutterbuck (1), Alex Jefferies (1)

Second Period:

  • Cal Clutterbuck (1) Assists: Alex Jefferies (2), Ross Johnston (1)

Third Period:


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  • Ross Johnston (1) Assists: Casey Cizikas (1), Cal Clutterbuck (2)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • I guess the best part of this game is that they can cross it off the schedule and bring us one game and one day closer to the regular season.
  • As for the game, the Islanders NHL players played better than the Rangers NHL players. They took too many penalties and, like a lot of their games against the Islanders, never really found a consistent rhythm.
  • Vitali Kravtsov was noticeable, Alexis Lafreniere made a couple of nice passes and everyone else was just okay. Nils Lundkvist looked pretty comfortable out there and sure seems like a lock to make the team on opening night.
  • It would have been nice to see Barclay Goodrow for more than 4:29. Dryden Hunt had some moments and was noticeable. He’s likely a 13th forward/fourth liner.
  • It’s one game, a preseason one at that, but I think the Rangers will be in trouble if Jarred Tinordi has to play a regular role. He’s big and he’s tough, but I still think it would have made more sense to bring Brendan Smith back to fill that role.
  • We should see Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba, Kaapo Kakko, K’Andre Miller, Ryan Reaves, Ryan Strome, Braden Schneider, Zac Jones and Igor Shesterkin on Tuesday against Boston.