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Rangers blow multiple leads and lose 6-5 in OT to Oilers

First Period:

  • Filip Chytil (2) Assists: Sammy Blais (4), Nils Lundkvist (2)
  • Zach Hyman (7) Assists: Darnell Nurse (6), Tyson Barrie (5)

Second Period:

  • Kevin Rooney (3) Assists: Filip Chytil (1)
  • Chris Kreider (8) Assists: Adam Fox (10), Barclay Goodrow (2)
  • Mika Zibanejad (3) (Power Play) Assists: Ryan Strome (3), Artemi Panarin (9)
  • Jesse Puljujarvi (4) (Power Play) Assists: Darnell Nurse (7), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (14)

Third Period:


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  • Tyson Barrie (2) (Power Play) Assists: Connor McDavid (13), Leon Draisaitl (12)
  • Jesse Puljujarvi (5) Assists: Evan Bouchard (5), Duncan Keith (2)
  • Mika Zibanejad (4) Assists: Chris Kreider (2)
  • Connor McDavid (8) Assists: Leon Draisaitl (13), Tyson Barrie (6)

Overtime:

  • Leon Draisaitl (10) Assists: Darnell Nurse (8), Connor McDavid (14)

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Adam Rotter:

  • Second straight game where the Rangers have a lead going into the third period and second straight game where they lose in OT.
  • Again, badly outshot and totally outplayed after their three quick goals in the second period. You may never be able to keep the Oilers down, but even after they tied it at 4 the Rangers were able to get the lead back until THIS.
  • Unlike Tuesday when they were unable to get another goal, the Rangers scored in this game. They got five goals and had multiple leads, it doesn’t matter if you are playing against the best, and arguably second best in Draisaitl, players in the world, you should win that game.
  • I had thought that the Rangers would go with Shesterkin tonight and allow him to play against those best players and Edmonton’s power play. They went with Georgiev and he was okay. He didn’t get a lot of help at times, I mean McDavid went through four players to score and tie it, and I thought he was okay. I didn’t think he was terrible, but he certainly wasn’t good enough.
  • They scored five tonight, but they need to shake up the lines. It’s time for Kaapo Kakko to get a shot with Zibanejad and Kreider, and it’s time to put Barclay Goodrow with Panarin and Strome. I think that switch would give each line better balance and have guys fit their roles better.
  • Alexis Lafreniere on the fourth line doesn’t do anything for anyone. I don’t think he should be on the top line if he struggles, but the fourth line is not the place for him. He doesn’t have the puck enough to make any plays, but you could say the same for just about every other Ranger. I think he should be back on the third line with Chytil and Blais.
  • Tomorrow in Calgary ends this road trip and then the Panthers come to MSG on Monday and then the Rangers are off until the 13th in Columbus.