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Chris Kreider named First Star of the Week

The NHL has announced that Chris Kreider has been named the NHL’s First Star of the week.

From the NHL:

  • Kreider topped the NHL with 5-2—7 in three games to propel the Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers (27-11-4, 58 points) to a 2-1-0 week. He registered one of five unanswered goals as New York overcame a two-goal deficit for a 6-3 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs Jan. 19. Kreider then potted 1-1—2, his 12th multi-point performance of the season, in a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Jan. 21. He capped the week by matching a career high with four points (3-1—4), scoring once while shorthanded, at even strength and on the power play to record his fifth career hat trick in a 7-3 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes Jan. 22.
  • The 30-year-old Boxford, Mass., native has found the back of the net in five straight contests (dating to Jan. 13: 8-2—10) to move into a share of the League lead with a career-high 29 goals in 42 total outings this season (29-13—42). Kreider, who is set to participate in the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, also ranks among the top 2021-22 performers in power-play goals (1st; 14), power-play points (3rd; 20), shooting percentage (10th; 22.1%) and points (16th; 42).

Kreider was also named the NHLPA’s player of the week.


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Kaapo Kakko out week-to-week, Filip Chytil still day-to-day

7PM: Patrik Nameth is not playing, Libor Hajek is in his spot.

Artemi Panarin will start with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad, Alexis Lafreniere will start with Ryan Strome and Barclay Goodrow, Dryden Hunt, Morgan Barron and Julien Gauthier will be the third line and Greg McKegg, Kevin Rooney and Ryan Reaves remain as the fourth line.

2:26 PM: Morgan Barron was called up from the Taxi Squad and Jarred Tinordi, after clearing waivers, was sent to the Taxi Squad. (NYR)

12:43 PM: Gerard Gallant met with the media following the morning skate and said (NYR):

  • Chytil and Kakko didn’t skate today, “they are not playing tonight.”
  • Is Morgan Barron coming in, “we’ve got different options and whether we go with seven D or play the four lines, we will see. I’m sure, but you’ve gotta wait until the evening, things happen.”


Jarred Tinordi

Jarred Tinordi placed on waivers (Update: He clears)

1/24 | 2:04PM: Tinordi cleared waivers. (Johnston)

1/23 | 3:30PM: The Rangers have placed Jarred Tinordi on waivers.

Tinordi last played on 1/10 against LA.

This season he has one goal in seven games, a minus-five rating, and an average of 12:55 per game.


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How big of a “swing” will the Rangers take at the trade deadline?

1/26/22 | Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers do have interest in JT Miller and that the Canucks ask for him right now is “astronomical.” (NY Post)

1/22/22 | At Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman mentioned the Rangers as a team that could possibly take a “surprise swing” around the trade deadline. (30 Thoughts)

On the NHL Network on Friday, Friedman said “Chris Drury is a stealth guy, he doesn’t say very much, but judging from what I’m hearing about them, they are going to be a team to watch. I’ve heard they’ve been around Chychrun, I’ve had some people say it doesn’t make a ton of sense for them, but I think they are around it and it wouldn’t be surprised if they are looking at a forward too.”

“He added, The Rangers are in a situation where they wanted to go for it last year, the team wasn’t there for that, I don’t think that has changed. Their owner is not exactly known for his patience and I think Drury is not afraid to make a big swing. I think the Rangers are going to look at some pretty interesting things between know and the trade deadline.”


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What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Arizona

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the win over Arizona and said (NYR):

  • What happened in the game, “interesting (laughs).”
  • Was the slow start because you got in late from Carolina, “I hope it did, but I don’t know. It was tough to watch the first period for sure.”


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Kreider nets a Hat Trick and Rangers beat Coyotes 7-3

First Period:

  • Liam O’Brien (2) Assists: Loui Eriksson (8), Shayne Gostisbehere (18)
  • Jacob Trouba (7) Assists: Chris Kreider (13), Mika Zibanejad (25)
  • Andrew Ladd (6) Assists: Christian Fischer (4), Riley Nash (2)

Second Period:

  • Clayton Keller (15) Assists: Travis Boyd (9), Nick Schmaltz (9)
  • Chris Kreider (27) (Shorthanded) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (26), Jacob Trouba (13)
  • Julien Gauthier (3) Assists: Dryden Hunt (5), Kevin Rooney (4)
  • Artemi Panarin (11) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (26), Adam Fox (37)
  • Chris Kreider (28) Unassisted

Third Period:

  • Jacob Trouba (8) Assists: Ryan Strome (22), K’Andre Miller (7)
  • Chris Kreider (29) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (38), Artemi Panarin (32)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Artemi Panarin
  • 2: Jacob Trouba
  • 1: Chris Kreider