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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers lose 3-2 to Toronto in OT

First Period:

  • Pontus Holmberg (5) Assists: Joey Anderson (1), Alexander Kerfoot (15)

Second Period:

  • Filip Chytil (14) Unassisted
  • Filip Chytil (15) Assists: Kaapo Kakko (14), Alexis Lafreniere (16)

Third Period:


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  • Timothy Liljegren (4) Assists: John Tavares (27), William Nylander (31)

Overtime:

  • Mitchell Marner (18) Assists: Timothy Liljegren (9)

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Adam Rotter:

  • I think that this was probably the result that the Rangers deserved. They deserved a point and played okay for stretches, but the Leafs controlled a lot of this game. That was a hell of a play, poor defending included, that Mitch Marner made on the winner.
  • Igor Shesterkin was excellent tonight and nearly nabbed Marner’s winner.
  • This was the version of The Kid Line from the playoffs last year. They were excellent, possessed the puck, created chances and they looked dangerous every time they were on the ice.
  • Alexis Lafreniere looked like a completely different player. He looked confident. I thought that the All-Star break couldn’t come fast enough for Lafreniere so that he could get some time away and reset for the rest of the year, but he’s had two strong games in a row and now I’m worried that the time away could stop his momentum.
  • That was an awesome goal by Filip Chytil off the faceoff and an excellent finish off an excellent pass from Kaapo Kakko on his second one.
  • Chris Kreider, on the other hand, could probably use the time to reset a bit after his injury. He’s looked a little off since returning and it wasn’t a surprise that he and Jimmy Vesey flipped spots.
  • They played well enough where they could have found a way to win, behind Igor Shesterkin, but overall the Leafs were the better team tonight. The Rangers did a good job on their top players, for the most part, over the first two periods, but in the third the Leafs made a big push and the Rangers couldn’t match it or stop it.
  • They get Vegas on Friday and then they are off until the 6th when Calgary comes to MSG.