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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers blow another lead and lose 3-2 in OT to Ottawa

First Period:

  • Vitali Kravtsov (1) Assists: Artemi Panarin (20), Adam Fox (20)

Second Period:

  • Tim Stutzle (9) (Power Play) Assists: Brady Tkachuk (17), Alex DeBrincat (12)

Third Period:


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  • Mika Zibanejad (12) Assists: Chris Kreider (10), Braden Schneider (3)
  • Brady Tkachuk (10) Assists: Thomas Chabot (7)

Overtime:

  • Brady Tkachuk (11) Assists: Thomas Chabot (8)

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • It’s just another bad loss and another game where the Rangers can’t build off a win.
  • They had the game, they had two chances to clear in the final minute and didn’t/couldn’t, they had Mika Zibanejad on a breakaway in OT and he couldn’t score and now they only get one point.
  • They had a pretty good start, but then it was the same story, too many turnovers, not enough puck possession, no one going to the net and overall shoddy play. They managed to get the lead and it was trending toward find a way to win territory, but instead they found a way to lose…again.
  • Ottawa was the hungrier team for most of this game and it’s just another instance of the Rangers not being able match their opponent and play with the urgency that their performance and place in the standings indicates that it should have.
  • Igor Shesterkin seemed better tonight, but it still wasn’t good enough to seal or steal the win for the Rangers. In the end Cam Talbot made a save on a clean breakaway in OT and Igor Shesterkin gave up a breakaway goal to Brady Tkachuk with Artemi Panarin hounding him. You just feel like he has to make that save.
  • There are just too many players who are not playing up to expectations or their talent level, there is no flow from shift to shift and they are showing that, so far this season, they are mediocre. I don’t know if there needs to be a benching, a call up, a trade or something, but something needs to be shaken up. It’s not going to be a coaching change, at least I don’t think, but if something doesn’t shake things up or create a spark then this will end up being a frustrating slog to 10th place in the East.
  • Chicago comes to town tomorrow in what should be another winnable game for the Rangers. They should want to come out gangbusters tomorrow if for no other reason than to show Patrick Kane that they are a team worth waiving his no-move for. Because if they come out and play like they did tonight, then he might not notice much of a difference in going from Chicago to New York.