The Rangers looked to avenge Monday nights loss to the Flames, but came up short, as they lost to the Oilers 5-3 in Edmonton.
Two defenseman scored goals last night for the Rangers. And one of those goals were on the powerplay. See, this is what we need here people! We need this team to contribute just like this. And people in front of the net on the powerplay, I was swooning all night.
JT Miller, welcome back. Score a goal, and look like you did last night, you’re going to be on the opening night roster. Chris Kreider? Not so much, two dumb penalties, and looking completely lost? No, you’ll be better in Hartford. Glad to see Miller play his natural position of center rather then the wing. Look more comfortable.
Four goals scored on deflections? Not all entirely Biron’s fault. Perron is going to do wonders for the Oilers, and they got a great little pickup. They should be thankful St. Louis wanted to do such a trade with them.
Are we going to see Cam Talbot, or was last nights bench stay, the end of the line for him? Really no competition. I guess Lundqvist really talked to the coaching staff and said that Biron is the goalie he wants, and the goalie that will make him succeed this season. I agree with that. The two work real well together.
Connor Allen needs to go to the AHL. He won’t add much as a depth guy, so this is the right step for him in terms of development. Any injuries on the defensive corps, put the kid in there, as he had another solid game last night, and him pairing with Staal looked very very good.
I can’t say enough about Marc Staal. Give him the Masterton already. Thanks.
The powerplay looked really good last night, again. Point shots, Pouliot and Kredier staying in front of the net (well, really Pouliot staying in front of the net), but it looked really promising for the team seeing that they can now score goals, and can score them in back to back games.
I felt really good about what I saw last night, and I think that we’re going to see a close to opening night ready roster during the next two games. It’s time to be a little more serious as soon the games are going to start counting.
The Rangers have today off, with cuts possibly coming as early as today, before playing Vancouver at 10PM tomorrow night. The game will be seen on MSG.
Here are Alain Vigneault’s comments from last nights game: