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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Wild 3-2 in a shootout

First Period:

  • Jon Merrill (2) Assists: Marcus Foligno (10), Jordan Greenway (5)
  • Kirill Kaprizov (24) Assists: Sam Steel (12), Ryan Reaves (5)

Second Period:

  • K’Andre Miller (4) Assists: Jimmy Vesey (8)
  • Adam Fox (8) Unassisted

Third Period:


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  • Mats Zuccarello (17) Assists: Sam Steel (13), Jonas Brodin (5)
  • Filip Chytil (12) Assists: Adam Fox (34), K’Andre Miller (18)

Overtime:

Shootout:

  • Kaapo Kakko: SCORES
  • Mats Zuccarello: SCORES
  • Mika Zibanejad: Stopped
  • Kirill Kaprizov: Stopped
  • Artemi Panarin: SCORES
  • Fred Gaudreau: Stopped

3 Stars:

  • 3: Marc-Andre Fleury
  • 2: K’Andre Miller
  • 1: Adam Fox


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Julien Gauthier did not return after playing 1:47 in the first period with an upper-body injury.

Chris Kreider also left the game with what appeared to be an arm injury.

Stats:

Adam Rotter:

  • They found a way to get, at least, the point that they deserved and then overcame not scoring, again, on an OT PP to win it in a shootout.
  • I thought that the Rangers played pretty well tonight, but Igor Shesterkin let in some uncharacteristic goals, they Rangers missed on their two PP chances early in the first, hit some posts, missed the net on some tap ins and it seemed like this might be a game where the Rangers deserved a better fate or at least one point. They dominated the second period to tie it, they pushed back in the second half of the third after Minnesota pushed in the first half of the third to tie it and found a way to go from what looked like zero to two points.
  • Adam Fox was just incredible and pretty much willed and forced the game tied, twice. Most of the Rangers best players had strong games, but Fox was the one who really took the team on his back and carried them tonight. I know that Filip Chytil touched the puck before it went in, but for all that Fox did to set up that goal, he should have gotten credit for it.
  • There was always so much confidence when Mats Zuccarello took his turn in the shootout, and he showed why again tonight, and Artemi Panarin brings that same kind of feeling to this Rangers team.
  • K’Andre Miller just finds a new way to impress every game.
  • We’ll see what comes, if anything, of Chris Kreider leaving the game with an injury. Losing him would be a huge blow, but it would truly give Alexis Lafreniere a real top-six opportunity if Kreider is out for any amount of time.
  • This is a pretty solid win for the Rangers against a team in Minnesota that is probably their Western Conference comparable. They kept at it, rallied and found a way to come away with two points. They definitely need to figure out the OT PP situation, but luckily it didn’t burn them tonight and they were able to come away with that second point in the shootout.
  • Next up is a strong Dallas team on Thursday.