2023-24 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Detroit 5-3

First Period:

  • Vincent Trocheck (2) Assists: Erik Gustafsson (4)

Second Period:

  • Chris Kreider (9) (Power Play) Assists: Erik Gustafsson (5), Artemi Panarin (13)
  • Vincent Trocheck (3) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (8), Chris Kreider (3)
  • Artemi Panarin (7) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (2)
  • Will Cuylle (3) Assists: Zac Jones (1), Braden Schneider (2)

Third Period:


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  • Michael Rasmussen (2) Assists: Ben Chiarot (2), Jeff Petry (4)
  • Klim Kostin (1) Assists: Ben Chiarot (3), Christian Fischer (2)
  • Andrew Copp (5) Assists: J.T. Compher (7), Ville Husso (1)

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Adam Rotter:

  • That became unnecessarily close, but there was more good than bad tonight for the Rangers, they get back to winning and extend their point streak to nine games.
  • For about 45 or so minutes tonight, the Rangers dominated. They defended well, they capitalized on their chances and never really let Detroit into the game. The third period was a bit different and the Rangers still had chances, but Detroit finally started to push after getting one and the Rangers were on their heels. You’d like to see them close out the game better and not let a 5-0 game get close, but for the most part this was a successful night for the Rangers.
  • For a lot of the game the Rangers not only defended really well and limited Detroit, but they made it an easy night for Jonathan Quick after he had a ton of work on Saturday. Things got busier as Detroit pushed in the final 15 minutes or so, but overall Quick was solid again and made a couple of last saves in the final minute or so.
  • Vincent Trocheck continues to play really well, he scored twice, buried a great feed on the PP and his line with Artemi Panarin and Alexis Lafreniere was buzzing again.
  • I thought this was a really strong game from Lafreniere and he just looks so much more confident making plays and being engaged on the ice. Even the plays that are just missing are still being put in the right spots as opposed to prior years when he didn’t look as confident with the puck and a bunch of his attempts were broken up or turned over.
  • Erik Gustaffson isn’t Adam Fox, but he’s been very strong and had two more assists tonight. He’s always had offensive ability and it was his defense that saw him move from team to team or not get a regular role, but he’s been pretty solid at both ends of the ice.
  • Will Cuylle, other than icing the puck with the empty net, was physical, scored at the net and continues to grow into his role.
  • They get Minnesota again on Thursday.