- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (27) (Power Play) Assists: Zach Hyman (38), Connor McDavid (58)
- Tyson Barrie (8) Assists: Warren Foegele (6), Mattias Janmark (11)
- Derek Ryan (10) Assists: Zach Hyman (39), Jesse Puljujarvi (7)
- Chris Kreider (23) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (30), Artemi Panarin (45)
- Leon Draisaitl (32) (Power Play) Assists: Connor McDavid (59), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (41)
- Chris Kreider (24) (Shorthanded) Assists: Adam Fox (42), Ryan Lindgren (16)
- Alexis Lafreniere (9) Assists: Kaapo Kakko (18)
- Mika Zibanejad (30) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (43), Artemi Panarin (46)
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: SCORES
- Kaapo Kakko: SCORES
- Connor McDavid: Stopped
- Artemi Panarin: Missed
- Leon Draisaitl: Missed
- Mika Zibanejad: Missed
- Tyson Barrie: Stopped
- Vladimir Tarasenko: Stopped
- Derek Ryan: Stopped
- Filip Chytil: Stopped
- Kailer Yamamoto: Stopped
- Alexis Lafreniere: SCORES
- Well this was certainly a tale of two games for the Rangers and ultimately they found a way to pick up the two points they lost when they blew a third period lead against the Oilers in November. It was their turn today for the three goal comeback and coming away with two points that seemed impossible earlier on.
- It was an ugly first period defensively and ugly for Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has been fine lately, and for most of this season, but he has not been at his Vezina level. He was left out to dry in the first, but he needed to make a stop there.
- But after that he didn’t allow a goal and he certainly looked at his Vezina level in OT and in the shootout.
- After the first period the Rangers clamped down and really limited the Oilers, especially in the third period when they only allowed two shots on goal. They played a smarter and more responsible game as it went on and their best players carried them.
- Two goals from Chris Kreider, The Kid Line connected off a phenomenal play from Kaapo Kakko to Alexis Lafreniere and Mika Zibanejad came through…again.
- It was also Kakko and Lafreniere as their only scorers in the shootout. Those two, and Filip Chytil, who was robbed a few different times, are really taking big steps. Lafreniere especially as he just looks like a completely different player since he that line was put back together.
- The comeback, and seven wins in a row, will draw the attention, but I don’t think you can overlook these lapses defensively. They are playing with such a confidence that no game seems out of hand, and at the moment it seems that way, but I don’t think they can rely on being able to outscore their mistakes in the long run. For now though, they are finding ways to win and picking up points and that is what is most important. They can make some tweaks along the way to shore things up, but knowing they can find ways and having that confidence to never be out of a game is a major plus for this team.
- Calgary on Saturday will be a grudge match/rematch of that game from last week.