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Rangers hold on for 4-3 win over Florida

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (9) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (7), Artemi Panarin (10)
  • Adam Fox (3) (Shorthanded) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (8), Barclay Goodrow (3)

Second Period:

  • K’Andre Miller (1) Assists: Chris Kreider (3)
  • Ryan Strome (2) Assists: Jacob Trouba (3), Artemi Panarin (11)

Third Period:


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  • Eetu Luostarinen (4) Assists: Mason Marchment (6), Patric Hornqvist (4)
  • Sam Reinhart (3) Assists: Radko Gudas (4), Owen Tippett (4)
  • Patric Hornqvist (2) Assists: Aleksander Barkov (6)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Mika Zibanejad
  • 2: Chris Kreider
  • 1: Igor Shesterkin

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Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • The Panthers had 45 shots on goal, 21 shots blocked and 25 that missed the net for a total of 91 shot attempts. The Rangers had 18 on goal, 8 that were blocked and 11 that missed the net, but they had four on the scoreboard and pick up the win.
  • Again, this was an Igor Shesterkin game. The Panthers are one of the best teams in the league and they showed why, but Igor Shesterkin was up to the task and carried the Rangers again. When they get goaltending like they did from Shesterkin and get some goals off the rush they can find a way to win…but how sustainable can this be?
  • There are still too many turnovers, still too much sloppiness and then, like in Edmonton, a bad third period and struggles defending a lead. It’s still only 13-games, but at a certain point this is who these Rangers are. We aren’t there yet, but they have played much more mediocre to bad hockey than good hockey so far.
  • At 4-1 this was a game where the Rangers still weren’t great, except Shesterkin, but they got primary scoring and a goal from K’Andre Miller. At 4-3 this is still a Shesterkin game, but it starts to resemble many of the find a way to win games the Rangers have already had this season. The Rangers still needed a save from Shesterkin in the last seconds to prevent this from being another third period collapse and, probably, another night with only the loser point.
  • All of that said…they won and they can go into another mini-break between games at least feeling good about that.
  • They are off until Saturday and then they have six games in nine nights….none of which is ideal.