2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Ducks 6-4

First Period:

  • Vincent Trocheck (2) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (3), Artemi Panarin (6)
  • Mika Zibanejad (3) (Power Play) Assists: Vincent Trocheck (3), Artemi Panarin (7)
  • Frank Vatrano (2) Assists: Pavol Regenda (1), Isac Lundestrom (1)

Second Period:

  • Trevor Zegras (2) Assists: Troy Terry (2), Dmitry Kulikov (1)
  • Kaapo Kakko (2) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (4), Adam Fox (2)
  • Alexis Lafreniere (1) Assists: Filip Chytil (1), Jacob Trouba (2)
  • Artemi Panarin (2) Assists: Adam Fox (3), Ryan Lindgren (2)

Third Period:


  • Max Comtois (1) Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk (1), Troy Terry (3)
  • Mika Zibanejad (4) (Power Play) Assists: Artemi Panarin (8), Adam Fox (4)
  • Derek Grant (1) Assists: Max Jones (1), Pavol Regenda (2)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Vincent Trocheck
  • 2: Artemi Panarin
  • 1: Mika Zibanejad


Adam Rotter:

  • They had some lapses, especially defensively, and it wasn’t a perfect game, but the Rangers looked like they could have scored 20 goals tonight.
  • Offensively they are playing at such a high pace, they seemingly have two deadly lines in the top-six and a third line that can definitely create offense.
  • And the PP somehow seems even better than last year. The PP is being led by two players in Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin that are off to an incredible starts. Panarin looks poised to re-enter the Hart Trophy conversation and Zibanejad isn’t that far behind. They both had four point nights and when either of them have the puck you feel like they are going to score.
  • Another strong night and goals from both Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko. At some point, hopefully, it will stop being noteworthy and just what we expect from those two. It’s still only four games, but the confidence and consistency Kakko is playing with sure makes you think that he is finally breaking out. Lafreniere’s playmaking is starting to really show through and he seems to have no issue at all playing on the right side.
  • Vincent Trocheck was the clear winner in the battle of the Rangers current #16 and former #16. The Rangers had the puck most of the night so Strome didn’t have a ton of chances to make an impact, but Trocheck seems like an almost seamless fit through four games. He scored the first goal and should have had another but was robbed.
  • Igor Shesterkin had a pretty quiet night and was the victim of some shoddy defense that will hurt his stats. In general it’s a good thing when he has a quiet night because it means that the Rangers have had the puck and are playing in the offensive zone, but even so, they need to provide some better support.
  • Next up for the Rangers is another return visitor as David Quinn and his 0-4 Sharks come to MSG on Thursday. He’s going to get an up close look at the team he thought/hoped his Rangers could have been.