- Kaapo Kakko (3) Assists: Chris Kreider (6), Jacob Trouba (4)
- Mika Zibanejad (7) (Power Play) Assists: Artemi Panarin (12), Adam Fox (8)
- Matt Luff (1) Assists: Ben Chiarot (2), Moritz Seider (4)
- Pius Suter (3) Assists: Filip Hronek (7), Dylan Larkin (9)
- Dominik Kubalik (6) (Power Play) Assists: David Perron (3), Moritz Seider (5)
- This was another game where the Rangers got what they deserved. They scored twice in the first period and then started to play at half speed and like the game was going to come easy to them. Hell, I thought it was going to be easy for them to beat the Red Wings with how the game started, but Detroit settled into their game and the Rangers got away from their game.
- They are over complicating things offensively and need to get back to basics and playing straight ahead hockey. They are playing and looking like they expect what happened last year to just carry over, that they will fill the net, nearly, at will and score when needed. But it’s not last year. Most of the players are the same, but offensively the Rangers are looking nowhere near the fierce, fast, offensive team they can and should be.
- The struggles they had saw the most jumbled lines we have seen in a while. Chris Kreider to the fourth line, Artemi Panarin with Mika Zibanejad, Alexis Lafreniere with Filip Chytil and everyone else, besides Kaapo Kakko, pretty much rotating. I’d imagine that the Rangers will return to their normal lines tomorrow at practice and then against the Islanders, but if they struggle again, it might be time for real changes.
- At least Jaro Halak has shut down the talk of his struggles to start the season. He looked very good, had no chance on any of the Red Wing goals and will probably get Detroit again on Thursday.
- They’ve played 13 games, have 15 points and are third in their division. They are more than capable, with the players they have offensively and Igor Shesterkin, of running off 8-9-10 wins in a row and putting these losses in games they should have won behind them. But so far they have not shown to be anything more than an inconsistent team that is leaving a lot to be desired. They need to be better at 5-on-5 and with their puck management by miles and until they can do that they are going to need to score on every single PP and have Igor Shesterkin stop every single shot. Basically how they won for most of last season.
- They get another shot at the Isles, who shut them out a couple of weeks ago, on Tuesday and then a rematch with the Red Wings.