My 3 Rangers stars
- Alexis Lafrenière is becoming an offensive force for the Rangers. His third period goal jump started the team’s attempted comeback. It was a laser of a shot and he is much more comfortable on the top line.
- Ryan Reaves was moved up to the Strome line and his physical play contributed to the Rangers’ third period revival. He threw the body with abandon, second on the team with six hits.
- Chris Kreider didn’t score, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. He as repeatedly thwarted by Thatcher Demko on excellent scoring chances. If Kreider keeps playing like this, he will hit the 50 goal mark.
The official 3 stars
- Thatcher Demko – Canucks
- Matthew Highmore – Canucks
- Tyler Myers – Canucks
The Rangers have a day off, then return to practice on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues at the Garden. The game is a 7:30p start and will be nationally televised on TNT.
They then play the Devils at Madison Square Garden on Friday before they head to Winnipeg for the last long road trip of the season.