2023-24 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers lose to Dallas 6-3

First Period:

  • Vincent Trocheck (5) (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider (5), Erik Gustafsson (9)

Second Period:

  • Kaapo Kakko (2) Assists: Nick Bonino (1), Jacob Trouba (5)
  • Jamie Benn (4) Assists: Joe Pavelski (9), Roope Hintz (8)

Third Period:


  • Joe Pavelski (8) Assists: Miro Heiskanen (11), Roope Hintz (9)
  • Mason Marchment (4) (Power Play) Assists: Wyatt Johnston (7), Matt Duchene (9)
  • Tyler Seguin (6) Assists: Mason Marchment (6)
  • Sam Steel (1) (Empty Net) Unassisted
  • Roope Hintz (7) (Empty Net) Assists: Tyler Seguin (8)
  • Barclay Goodrow (1) Assists: Braden Schneider (4), Jacob Trouba (6)


Adam Rotter:

  • The Stars were the better team as the game went on and that eventually showed up on the scoreboard. The Rangers had their chances, they missed the net and they lost. They weren’t badly outplayed or anything and I thought that the game was pretty even for a while, but Dallas was either just a little bit better or just better at executing and converting their chances.
  • I don’t know if it was what Dallas was doing or how they were defending, but the Rangers had the puck a lot and missed the net on what seemed like quality chances.
  • A lot has flown under the radar during this big winning streak. Artemi Panarin’s incredible start took the focus away from Mika Zibanejad only having two goals, the outstanding performance of Panarin’s line with Vincent Trocheck/Filip Chytil and Alexis Lafreniere has overshadowed the lack of 5-on-5 scoring have been getting and Lafreniere’s breakout season so far has allowed a very slow start from Kaapo Kakko to skate by. Kakko has been a solid two-way player so far this season, but he needs to be more aggressive and selfish offensively.
  • Kakko did score tonight and was put back on the top-line with Zibanejad and Chris Kreider in the third period and that is where he needs to be. Blake Wheeler didn’t provide a spark there and they should just go back to Kakko and try and get that to work.
  • I thought that the refs got both calls right on the third and fourth Dallas goals, but I’m not sure the Rangers have had any reviews go their way this season. It seems like everything they score gets called back, major penalties get reduced to minors or nothing and borderline calls are going against them. I don’t think it’s a conspiracy or anything, it’s just an odd run of luck that will hopefully even out over the season.
  • They just didn’t find their way to pull out a win tonight. The PP couldn’t overcome some of the sloppiness, Igor Shesterkin let in a couple that he probably wants back and they get the loss tonight that they probably deserved to get during the Columbus game. It’s one game and it was against one of the very best teams in the league. They need others to step up and take some of the load off the Panarin line, they need Adam Fox back, hopefully, at some point next week and hopefully Filip Chytil at some point soon as well. Igor Shesterkin is almost always the least of my worries, but he too needs to cut down on a couple of these goals that are sneaking through.
  • The visit the Penguins on Wednesday and then see the surprising Flyers on Friday afternoon and then return home on Saturday afternoon against the Bruins. The back-to-backs also start picking up starting with this weekend and then a bunch in December.