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Kreider nets three, but Rangers fall 4-3 to Philly

First Period:

  • Erik Gustafsson (1) Assists: Claude Giroux (11), Shayne Gostisbehere (2)
  • Chris Kreider (6) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (7), Mika Zibanejad (3)
  • Shayne Gostisbehere (1) (Power Play) Assists: Claude Giroux (12), Erik Gustafsson (8)

Second Period:

  • James van Riemsdyk (9) (Power Play) Assists: Sean Couturier (5), Joel Farabee (7)
  • Chris Kreider (7) (Power Play) Assists: Ryan Strome (5), Mika Zibanejad (4)
  • Kevin Hayes (7) Assists: Claude Giroux (13), Philippe Myers (4)

Third Period:

  • Chris Kreider (8) Assists: Ryan Lindgren (5), Colin Blackwell (3)


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K’Andre Miller is on the Covid list

5:22PM: K’Andre Miller is on the NHL’s Covid list and will not play tonight against the Flyers.

He joins Kaapo Kakko as the only Rangers on the Covid list.


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Igor Shesterkin in net against Philly

6:25PM: David Quinn said on Tuesday (NYR):

  • On Mika Zibanejad needing to step up, “I think Mika is always looking to rise to any challenge regardless of what is going on with our team or any situation. We’ve talked an awful lot about his season and there were some signs the other night and some things we wish everybody had done better, I’ve seen a lot, actually, the last two practices have been really good for him, probably two of his better practices of the year and the bottom line is that he and everybody else has to get it done tomorrow night.”
  • On the forward lines, “if I was going to do anything, I was going to keep Strome, Buchnevich and Kreider together, that certainly was something we thought long and hard about because I thought that line played very well the other night. Brace yourself for maybe some lines changing quickly because we are trying to figure out what is the best matches we can have. If you were able to sit in the meetings to decide what our lineup was going to look like, we probably changed it 10-11 times. None of this is 100%, locked in stone.”
  • On facing adversity, “One of the things that sports does, it really gives you a chance to show how mentally tough you are and that is something we are getting tested on and everybody is during the course of this season, teams have been hit by Covid, losing 4-5-6 players and they still move forward. Sports is all about how you handle adversity. That really dictates guys that are successful individually and teams that are successful. How do you handle adversity and that is something we have to face and conquer and it’s a challenge we are looking forward to embracing tomorrow night.”

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Artemi Panarin taking a leave of absence from Rangers

2/23 | Three former teammates of Panarin told the NY Post that they never heard of any such incident.

2/22 | 8:07PM: Larry Brooks writes, that according to a source, this was Nazarov “going rouge” and not a sponsored attack from the Russian Government. (NY Post)

4:38PM: Larry Brooks quotes Panarin’s agent as saying, “I unequivocally, categorically deny all of these false allegations coming out of Russia about Artemi. This is false.”

Igor Eronko tweets that the players Panarin was with that night in Riga “say the reports are absolutely false.”

11:32AM: The Rangers have released a statement:

“Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story. This is clearly an intimidation tactic being used against him for being outspoken on recent political events. Artemi is obviously shaken and concerned and will take some time away from the team. The Rangers fully support Artemi and will work with him to identify the source of these unfounded allegations.”


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What David Quinn said after the win against Washington

David Quinn met with the media following the Rangers win over Washington and said (NYR, NHL Media):

  • On the game, “I mentioned this the other night, when you are going through what we were going through and not winning games yet playing pretty well and then a bad performance against the Devils and finding a way to win against Philly, I actually thought we might have been worse against Philly than we were against the Devils, and to bring it all together and get back to doing the things that we are going to need to do, we’ve responded in this short season so far, you talk about that game up in Buffalo when we were 1-4 and got it done and won in OT and then two big games against the Bruins, played well, and a good stretch where we weren’t winning and a real poor performance against the Devils, come back to find a way to win and play the way we did today and go on the road and get four points against Philly and Washington, that is a pretty good road trip.”

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Rangers get complete team effort in 4-1 win over Washington

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (5) (Power Play) Assists: Ryan Strome (4), Artemi Panarin (12)

Second Period:

  • Alexis Lafreniere (2) Assists: Artemi Panarin (13), Anthony Bitetto (2)
  • Ryan Strome (5) Assists: Ryan Lindgren (4), Pavel Buchnevich (7)
  • Dmitry Orlov (1) Unassisted

Third Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (2) (Shorthanded) Assists: Pavel Buchnevich (8)

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