- Chris Kreider (22) (Shorthanded) Assists: Adam Fox (32), Mika Zibanejad (21)
- Braden Schneider (1) Assists: Filip Chytil (7), Ryan Strome (19)
- Chris Kreider (23) Assists: Kevin Rooney (3)
- This was a nice win for the Rangers and a really nice bounce back after that terrible game against the Kings on Monday.
- The big story out of this will be Braden Schneider’s first game and first goal. He was solid in around 15 minutes, physical, and didn’t look out of place. I think he’s going to get a run of games to see how he does, but if he continues to play like this the Rangers won’t be able to take him out of the lineup.
- I didn’t expect Shesterkin to play tonight. I thought that the Rangers would go with Georgiev tonight since Shesterkin hadn’t had a chance to practice, but the Rangers aren’t practicing tomorrow so it’s not as if he could get a practice in and then go on Saturday in Philly. Either way, he was very good, picked up a shut out and we, and the Rangers, are glad to have him back.
- Anthony Greco had a very noticeable night in his Rangers debut, but I was hoping to see Lauri Pajuniem and his shot in the lineup.
- This wasn’t dominant performance by the Rangers, but it definitely goes into the category of a game where they “won” and didn’t need to “find a way.” Their resilience and ability to bounce back is an excellent quality to have and they finish the Western part of this road trip with a split, not only in their record, but in games where they were soundly beaten and games where they won. They still gave up too many shots and chances, turned the puck over too much, but they played with and defended a lead throughout and didn’t need to solely rely on a great performance from Igor Shesterkin.
- Next up is Philly in what could be a trap game of sorts coming off a long road trip and with time off between that game and the following against the Leafs on Wednesday.