Last night the New York Rangers hosted the Philadelphia Flyers in what could turn out to
be a preview of the first round of the playoffs. The game was extremely one-sided until the very end. The NHL three stars of the game were announced as:
He scored the third goal of the game, had a plus one rating, registered one hit, and had two shots on goal in his 10:50 of ice time.
He scored the second goal of the game, which ended up being the game winner, also had a plus one rating, had two shots on goal, two hits, and four penalty minutes in his 23:17 of ice time.
He had 30 saves and allowed one goal for a .968 save percentage. He made some spectacular saves and stood tall in his crease the entire game.
It’s hard to disagree with the stars as they were chosen but I would have to say that Derek Dorsett should have been the second star and McDonagh given the third star. D Moore’s efforts were also amazing during the game but I think there was a more deserving star on the ice last night. Dorsett put the Rangers on the board first and didn’t slow down. He was a plus two on the night with two shots, two hits, and a block. He did not take any penalties and he registered only 10:04 in ice time. Dorsett came very close to scoring the second goal of the game himself. Dorsett made a point of showing why he deserves to stay in the lineup and not rotate as a healthy scratch.
The Rangers hit the road and play again on Friday 28 March against the Calgary Flames. The game is a 9:00 pm ET start so make sure you set your reminders accordingly.