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Rangers beat Tampa 4-3 in Shootout

First Period:

  • Steven Stamkos (16) (Power Play) Assists: Ondrej Palat (13), Victor Hedman (27)

Second Period:

  • Alexis Lafreniere (7) Unassisted
  • Barclay Goodrow (5) (Shorthanded) Assists: Greg McKegg (1)
  • Ross Colton (4) Assists: Brayden Point (8), Alex Killorn (20)

Third Period:


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  • Barclay Goodrow (6) Assists: K’Andre Miller (4), Artemi Panarin (26)
  • Corey Perry (8) Assists: Steven Stamkos (23), Ondrej Palat (14)

Overtime:

Shootout:

  • Victor Hedman: Stopped
  • Kaapo Kakko: Stopped
  • Steven Stamkos: Stopped
  • Artemi Panarin: Stopped
  • Brayden Point: Stopped
  • Mika Zibanejad: SCORES

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • Well, this was one where the Rangers found a way to take the lead in the third, lose the lead, and then found a way to win it in the shootout.
  • The first period was terrible and the Rangers were only in this game because of Igor Shesterkin, but more importantly because Brian Elliott gave them two goals.
  • They were better as the game went on, but that wasn’t hard with how much Tampa dominated and had the puck in the first. This was a game where the Rangers should have had a major edge, they are healthy and didn’t play last night. Tampa, on the other hand, is battling injuries and Covid issues, were without the best goalie in the league and they played last night. Instead the Rangers needed to scratch, claw, and be gifted two goals to end up in a close game.
  • A win is a win, but the Rangers play as of late has not inspired a lot of confidence and only two wins in the last six games. They can and need to be a lot better and more consistent throughout the game if they want to maintain their position in the standings.
  • And that ends 2021 for the Rangers. A lot happened with the Rangers this year, but ultimately it was the year where massive changes were made off the ice, smaller ones were made on the ice and it was decided that the rebuild was over. What can we expect from the Rangers in 2022? The playoff sure seem likely at this point, but there are a lot of areas that need to be tightened up and some young players need to find their games and consistency if they want to make noise in the playoffs. How that turns out will determine how the Rangers look to start the 2022-23 season.
  • The Rangers end 2021 with Tampa and they will begin 2022 with Tampa and then Connor McDavid back-to-back on Sunday and Monday.