My 3 Rangers stars
- What did Artemi Panarin do to deserve the first star? He set up the first Rangers goal. He scored the game winning goal. He drew the only two penalties against the Senators. It was another great game for the Rangers’ star.
- Igor Shesterkin had another stellar performance and came two inches from becoming the first Ranger goalie to score. It’s become a routine for Shesterkin to play well as he hasn’t allowed more than three goals in a game in 2022.
- We’re going to give Braden Schneider the third star for another solid appearance. He had the primary assist on the Ryan Strome goal, played a smart defense and even had 54 seconds of penalty killing time. Schneider serves as representative for the entire Rangers defense.
The official 3 stars
- Artemi Panarin – Rangers
- Ryan Strome – Rangers
- Tim Stützle – Senators
It’s a big week for the Rangers with two huge games on national television. Thursday night they take on the Washington Capitals for the first time since opening night and the first time at Madison Square Garden this season. It’s Tom Wilson night and who knows that will happen?
Saturday the Rangers have a matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first meeting of the season for the two teams fighting for playoff home ice advantage. It doesn’t end there as they host the Vancouver Canucks next Sunday. The noise around J.T. Miller’s trade bait status should be deafening in a week.
With four days off, the Rangers should be well prepared. It’s a great time to be a Rangers fan!