- Reese Johnson (2) Assists: Jake McCabe (6), Boris Katchouk (1)
- Patrick Kane (4) (Power Play) Assists: Jonathan Toews (6), Seth Jones (5)
- Max Domi (8) (Power Play) Assists: Seth Jones (6), Patrick Kane (15)
- Mika Zibanejad (13) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (21), Artemi Panarin (21)
- Taylor Raddysh (7) (Power Play) Assists: Patrick Kane (16), Max Domi (10)
- It’s just a version of the same thing every night. There is little to no urgency, sloppy execution, a bunch of posts and a loss. And they deserve to lose. Yes, they are hitting posts and getting robbed here and there, but it’s not as if they are facing Igor Shesterkin from last season on most nights. They just aren’t playing well enough to win and only get three points in a stretch of three games that are below them both in the standings and in talent.
- There is just no urgency, no spark, no flow, no extra effort. On paper they look like a team that should be battling for the division lead, but on the ice they play like a team headed for another high lottery pick. They play like they step on the ice and say ‘the next line will do something’ and they just keep waiting….and waiting….and then losing.
- It all seems so mystifying and the players are feeling it and wearing it on their faces and with their body language. They can talk all they want in the locker room before and after games, have all the meetings they want, but none of it gets back up on the ice.
- They did eventually score on the PP, but the PP seems so stale, predictable and no longer the weapon it can and should be. Their lack of success on the PP and the frustration that it brings is bleeding through to the rest of their game and the players sure seem to know that if they aren’t going to score on the PP then they probably aren’t going to win the game.
- Jacob Trouba deserves a certain amount of credit for playing through injuries, fighting and trying to do what he can to spark the team. He’s also, possibly because of injuries and living up to being the Captain, trying to do too much and having a pretty terrible season on the ice.
- Again, something needs to change…but I don’t know what it is. Should Alexis Lafreniere or Kaapo Kakko sit? Should the lines continue to change? Does an assistant coach need to be fired? Does there need to be a callup? There has to be a way to get a spark, get some momentum and get them heading back in the right direction.
- Patrick Kane had three points tonight for Chicago, but the Rangers did themselves no favors in trying to impress upon him that they are worthy of him joining the team.
- Next up is St. Louis on Monday