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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Minnesota 7-3

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (1) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (1), Artemi Panarin (2)
  • Adam Fox (1) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (1), Artemi Panarin (3)
  • Artemi Panarin (1) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (2), Vincent Trocheck (1)

Second Period:

  • Mats Zuccarello (1) (Power Play) Assists: Kirill Kaprizov (1), Marcus Foligno (1)
  • Filip Chytil (1) Assists: Adam Fox (1), Barclay Goodrow (1)

Third Period:


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  • Vincent Trocheck (1) Assists: Artemi Panarin (4)
  • Matt Boldy (1) Assists: Jacob Middleton (1)
  • Kaapo Kakko (1) Unassisted
  • Matt Boldy (2) Assists: Matt Dumba (1)
  • Chris Kreider (2) Assists: K’Andre Miller (2), Mika Zibanejad (2)

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Adam Rotter:

  • A lot of this game for the Rangers was good, a lot of it was still too many penalties and a lot of it looked like last year.
  • The good was that the Rangers just dominated offensively for stretches and more importantly they finished on their chances. All the big guys were involved offensively, each line looked it had good chemistry and Igor Shesterkin was outstanding. Each time Minnesota tried to claw back in, the Ranger were there with a response.
  • The Rangers needed Shesterkin a lot more tonight than they did in the opener against Tampa, especially in the first period and part of the second. It was looking like a throwback to last year where Shesterkin was going to carry them and cover up some sloppiness, but the offense, more specifically their 5-on-5 offense, put the game out of hand.
  • Artemi Panarin was unreal with the puck tonight, Adam Fox was great, Chris Kreider got two goals, Mika Zibanejad had two assists, Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist and they did most of their damage at 5-on-5, which will be a key for this season. The less they need to rely on their PP to save them, the better they will be.
  • Alexis Lafreniere may have played one of the best games of his short career. He’s been more of a scorer than a playmaker so far, but he made his name as a playmaker and the two assists he had tonight showed that. He looked great on the right side and a few more games like this and him on the right side won’t be a story.
  • Kaapo Kakko continues to look good and his goal was a near copy of one he scored in Traverse City before his rookie season. He looks strong, continues to protect the puck well and, maybe most importantly, he looks confident.
  • Next up is tomorrow in Winnipeg as they look to make it three in a row and continue this offensive push. It’ll also be Jaro Halak’s debut and possibly Sammy Blais coming in.