- Mark Scheifele (1) Assists: Nikolaj Ehlers (1), Josh Morrissey (1)
- Dryden Hunt (1) Assists: Vincent Trocheck (2), Artemi Panarin (5)
- Sam Gagner (1) Assists: Saku Maenalanen (1), David Gustafsson (1)
- Mark Scheifele (2) (Power Play) Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois (1), Nikolaj Ehlers (2)
- Kyle Connor (1) (Empty Net) Unassisted
- The 82-0 dream is over.
- The Jets were the better team in the first, the Rangers were the better team in the second and the third period was pretty even, but the Jets were able to get the goal that the Rangers couldn’t.
- The slow start was to be expected on a back-to-back and getting in late, but the way they played in the second period was a continuation of the first two games. They were fast, creative and pushed a lot of offense. The difference was that Connor Hellebuyck was outstanding and stymied the Rangers.
- Jaro Halak was very good throughout, especially in the first period. The goals scored on him in the third were off a rebound and no one taking Sam Gagner and Mark Scheifele was left wide open after a great pass from Piere-Luc Dubois. The takeaway is that he was solid, gave them a chance to win and most other nights, if they play like they did in the second and most of the third, they will come away with the two points.
- I expected that Libor Hajek would get in early and that they would go with a platoon of sorts to start the year, but I don’t see why you take Zac Jones after after two wins and two games where he played pretty well.
- Both Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko continued to look good and confident. Kakko had four shots and some nice chances and Lafreniere had five shots, nine total attempts and one shift where he dipsy-doodled around the Jets.
- Overall it’s a very encouraging firs three games. Their speed, skill and talent has been evident, the young players seem like they are taking steps forward on each shift and there is a belief and confidence that shows. It is only three games, so it’s best not to get that far ahead, but there are far more positives than negatives so far.
- Next up is the Ducks and Ryan Strome, and Frank Vatrano’s, return to MSG.