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Rangers beat Jets 3-0

First Period:

Second Period:

  • Ryan Strome (18) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (50), Artemi Panarin (69)

Third Period:

  • Adam Fox (11) Assists: Andrew Copp (31), Artemi Panarin (70)\

Three Stars:

  • 3: Artemi Panarin
  • 2: Ryan Strome
  • 1: Igor Shesterkin
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Updates from the Rangers on Monday

Gerard Gallant met with the media following practice today and said (NYR):

  • On dealing with injuries, “We’ve been fortunate, I mean, really, we’ve been pretty fortunate with injuries this compared compared to some other teams. You get a guy here or there, but, besides Sammy Blais and Kaapo was out for a while, for the most part we’ve been pretty fortunate with the injuries and we’ve got a lot of guys around. The only tough part about this one is that Kaapo was playing really well, just got back from missing eight weeks and he had 3-4 games and his last game he had two goals and played really good, so definitely disappointed for him, but, again, it’s not long-term. We fully expect him to be back, hopefully, possibly, play maybe two or three of the last games, but we expect him for playoffs.”
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What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Detroit

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the win over Detroit and said (NYR, MSG):

  • Should you rest more guys after what Lafreniere did, “good idea, huh? (laugh) He looked like he was refreshed tonight. It was good to see, sometimes it works out perfectly and tonight it was perfect.”
  • On Lafreniere starting on the fourth line, “I don’t know if it’s the fourth line, I look at those two lines as both third lines, to be totally honest with you, so I wouldn’t say fourth line. I just don’t agree with that, especially if he had the goals on both of those lines, they are pretty close to each other. I wasn’t going to break up the other line, they were our best line the other night in Philly. We found a spot for him and when Kaapo went down early there were guys all over the place in those lines. I wouldn’t say that is a fourth line, for me.”
  • What can you say about Kakko, “lower-body, I don’t think it’s too serious, but we are being cautious and making sure. I’ll know more tomorrow and the next day.”
  • Did you sense Lafreniere’s confidence was building or did you have a conversation with him, “I definitely talked to him about it, and again, it was all about getting him refreshed. I thought, kid has played 72 games, he’s a young kid, like we talked about the day before we scratched him, it wasn’t about poor play and he came back tonight and had some good jump and he gets a goal and another beautiful goal, so he was pretty excited.”
  • What did you think of the overall game, “I thought we were outstanding, managed the puck as good as we did all year long, had some great scoring chances and we played our game. We didn’t worry about who we were playing, we just went out and played our game and played it to a T and I was happy with our effort from everybody.”
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What Alexis Lafreniere said after scoring twice against Detroit

Alexis Lafreniere met with the media following his two goal performance against the Red Wings and said (NYR):

  • On the second goal, “I saw him kind of go down to block my shot and I just tried to make a move around him and I was at the net after, so I tried to go up with it and it went in. It was good to score there.”
  • On the crowd reaction to the second goal, “It was fun. They’ve been huge for us all year and it’s always fun to play here and to hear them. They were good again today.”
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Lafreniere nets two and Rangers beat Detroit 4-0

First Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (28) (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider (22), Artemi Panarin (68)

Second Period:

  • Frank Vatrano (17) Assists: Adam Fox (58), Mika Zibanejad (49)

Third Period:

  1. Alexis Lafreniere (16) Assists: Filip Chytil (14), Barclay Goodrow (16)
  2. Alexis Lafreniere (17) Assists: Barclay Goodrow (17), Patrik Nemeth (4)

Kaapo Kakko suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and did not return.


Three Stars:

  • 3: Igor Shesterkin
  • 2: Mika Zibanejad
  • 1: Alexis Lafreniere
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Updates before the game against Detroit

12:30 PM: Alexis Lafreniere is on the fourth line with Dryden Hunt and Kevin Rooney. Ryan Reaves is a scratch. (MSG)

Justin Braun is scratched and Patrik Nemeth returns to the lineup. (MSG)

11:20 AM: Gerard Gallant spoke before today’s game against Detroit and said (NYR):

  • Any lineup changes, “there is one, for sure. Laffy is going back in, obviously, like I said yesterday and we’re not sure of another one right now.”
  • Goalie, (laugh) “Shesterkin.”