- Artemi Panarin (5) Assists: Jacob Trouba (2), K’Andre Miller (5)
- David Gustafsson (2) Assists: Cole Perfetti (4)
- Nikolaj Ehlers (2) Assists: Cole Perfetti (5), Mark Scheifele (4)
- Chris Kreider (6) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (8), Artemi Panarin (9)
- Mika Zibanejad (2) Assists: Artemi Panarin (10), K’Andre Miller (6)
- Sweeping this road trip is quite the accomplishment and the first time in team history they have won all five game on a road trip.
- They had to win on Saturday in a different way and they had to win tonight in a different way. It was a sleepy game at times, the Rangers missed on a few big chances in the first period, fell behind in the third, the PP came through again with Adam Fox and Chris Kreider connecting and then Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad connecting on the winner.
- Artemi Panarin continues to play at maybe his best, highest and most consistent level since he was a Hart Trophy nominee in 2019-20. He looks faster, more dynamic and more decisive with the puck. He’s been phenomenal to start the season.
- It was only a matter of time before Mika Zibanejad started scoring and he has two huge goals in the past two games. He hasn’t filled up the scoresheet as much as Panarin to start the year, but he has also been very good through the first nine games.
- Igor Shesterkin was solid in net. He didn’t need to be amazing, but when they need him to be, he will be.
- I’m hoping that now that this game is out of the way that we may start seeing more from Blake Wheeler. He’s definitely had more moments in the last couple of games than he did in the first bunch and now that his return to Winnipeg is over he and the third line will start putting up some points.
- With some of the defensive mistakes, it being the end of the road trip, two breakaways that missed the net in the first period, and the sort of phantom call on Ryan Lindgren in the final minute, it was not unreasonable to expect that they would either lose this game or maybe just get a point. But they killed Lindgren’s penalty and found a way to not only win, but to do something that no team in franchise history has ever done in winning all five games.
- You can just see that there is a different mindset with this team and that they have totally bought into what Peter Laviolette and his staff are preaching. A new voice combined with the chip they had on their shoulder after how last season ended has brought a new attitude, at least through the first nine games. They have bought into this defensive structure and are doing a great job of limiting chances. They can still do a bit better at 5-on-5 and get more consistent scoring at even strength and some more guys producing, but the PP has been able to carry the load and put the Rangers in positions to win. It’s a great start and now they need to continue building on things.
- A big test comes on Thursday when the Hurricanes come to MSG.