- Mika Zibanejad (32) (Power Play) Assists: Vladimir Tarasenko (22), Artemi Panarin (49)
- Owen Tippett (18) (Power Play) Unassisted
- Scott Laughton (14) Assists: Kevin Hayes (32)
- Chris Kreider (26) Assists: Vladimir Tarasenko (23), Vincent Trocheck (29)
- Vladimir Tarasenko (13) Assists: Filip Chytil (18), Braden Schneider (11)
- Well it sure seemed like Vladimir Tarasenko wanted to remind everyone that the Rangers actually chose him first to be their big deadline acquisition. He had two assists and finally just ripped a shot and that was the winner. He’s going to have to be a big part of things if the Rangers are going to go where they and we all want them to and hopefully tonight was a step in the right direction for him and his game.
- A lot of this game had a preseason feel to it. The Rangers were playing a limited roster, they were sloppy, the game was slow and ultimately it was hard to watch this game and not think of what comes next. In the preseason that next thing is the regular season and with tonight it’s tomorrow night and the debut of Patrick Kane. While this game counts the same in the standings as the game tomorrow night, this game just like it was set up for tomorrow.
- In the end they finally started to push in the third, found their game, tied it and found a way to win it in OT.
- It wasn’t as if the Rangers didn’t have guys that were skating or playing well, Filip Chytil and The Kid Line were dangerous throughout. When they did get chances they were high quality, but the Rangers just spent most of the game trying to pass the puck through the middle of the ice and the Flyers broke up or intercepted those attempts. It was frustrating to watch them keep playing into exactly what John Tortorella and the Flyers were trying to do, but ultimately they were able to wait things out and find their moment against a poor Flyers team. They just sort of played during stretches like their skill itself was going to be enough to win, like it should have been easy, and that has been a common issue when the team has struggled.
- The circumstances are what they are with injury and the moves they had to make with the cap to get Kane, but I do not love all the minutes that the defensemen have picked up Sunday, tonight and with games tomorrow and Saturday. Then they get four days off before seeing Montreal on Thursday, so that is good, but it’s a lot of minutes in a short amount of time.
- Next up is Patrick Kane’s debut against a red hot Ottawa team that is looking to push into the Wild Card race.