- Barclay Goodrow (4) Unassisted
- Adam Fox (5) Assists: Filip Chytil (4), Artemi Panarin (17)
- Chris Kreider (7) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (10), Adam Fox (14)
- Clayton Keller (6) (Power Play) Assists: Nick Ritchie (3), Travis Boyd (8)
- Ryan Carpenter (1) Assists: Braden Schneider (2), Jimmy Vesey (3)
- 3: Barclay Goodrow
- 2: Adam Fox
- 1: Igor Shesterkin
- Tonight wasn’t a must win game, but they really needed the two points and to go into this little mini-break, before resuming on Thursday, with a good feeling.
- It took a while to get to that good feeling because they weren’t exactly dreadful through the first half of the game, they just created no offense. They also made it tougher on themselves by not converting on their earlier PPs and then marching to the penalty box. The PK was great and had many of their best early chances.
- Igor Shesterkin was excellent and kept it scoreless until the Rangers finally, for the most part, found their legs in the last five minute or so in the second.
- They got a very fortunate bounce with the puck coming right to Barclay Goodrow and him burying the goal. Then Adam Fox, who was easily the best Ranger and is playing at an extremely high level at both end of the ice, picked up the second, they got that cool deflection off the shaft of Chris Kreider’s stick for the third and Ryan Carpenter had his own cool deflection to make it a three-goal lead again.
- Are there reasons/excuses for their extremely slow start? Sure. It’s back-t0-back nights, 4 in 6 nights, a Western Conference opponent and coming off the emotion that came with the Dad’s trip. Ultimately they got it done and their two best players, Shesterkin and Fox, were their best, but this game did have a feeling of last year where they found a way to win. There is still a lot of inconsistency, turnovers, sloppy puck management and 5-on-5 struggles, but they are in a fine position right now as they, hopefully, iron those things out.
- Next up is a big trip out West with games against the surprising Seattle Kraken, the good LA Kings, a Sharks team that beat them and a Ducks team that they beat. You hope for, at minimum, a split, but this would be a great time to run off four straight and build momentum post-Thanksgiving.