- Jared McCann (6) Assists: Will Borgen (3), Jordan Eberle (8)
- Mika Zibanejad (10) (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider (8), Vincent Trocheck (7)
- Justin Schultz (2) Assists: Andre Burakovsky (11), Jaden Schwartz (6)
- Vincent Trocheck (6) (Power Play) Assists: Barclay Goodrow (5), Adam Fox (15)
- Justin Schultz (3) Assists: Jordan Eberle (9), Vince Dunn (8)
- I did think that the Find a Way Rangers were going to show up after the late PP goal, but ultimately I think the Rangers got what they deserved.
- In some ways this was the opposite of Sunday’s win. Tonight the Rangers were good early and…less good as the game went on. The Rangers had a good first period, dominated the play for the most part and then the Kraken took over most of the game. Most everything that was good early went away and the Rangers needed to rely on Igor Shesterkin to keep it close.
- Shesterkin was excellent. He was beaten on two deflections in regulation and a little bit of a scramble/broken play in OT, but he is looking a lot more like the goalie he was last year.
- I don’t understand why the Rangers struggle to score so much at 5-on-5. It really doesn’t make sense and they were lucky that they converted on their last PP chance after missing on one earlier in the third. Again, it was looking like last year where they were going to find a way to win because of Shesterkin and the PP, but these 5-on-5 issues from last season have not gone away or been rectified.
- Artemi Panarin started the season and looked like he did in 2019-20, but in the last few weeks he has started to resemble the player he was last season. He still creates a lot of offense, he gets his points, but he doesn’t seem to dominate when he has the puck, he’s turning it over a lot and he doesn’t seem to be the difference maker that he can be. This loss isn’t on him, but it seems like he needs to make some adjustments to the adjustments made to defend against him.
- Next up is a trip to San Jose on Saturday.