My 3 Rangers stars
- Adam Fox played his best game in weeks, sealing it with an overtime goal for the win. He led all skaters in ice time with 24:38 and had a team-high six shots and 10 shot attempts. He not only scored the game winner, but assisted on the prior two goals, setting up Zibanejad and Kreider.
- Artemi Panarin is playing like the Panarin of two seasons ago. His play is dynamic and his puckhandling is fabulous though he should shoot more. He has eight points in two games and was an important piece of the final three Rangers goals.
- Chris Kreider came through with the all important tying goal, just as he has all season. Kreider is full of surprises this season. Just when it looks like he is sinking into his old habits, he scores a big goal. It’s a great season for the Rangers veteran.
The official 3 stars
- Adam Fox – Rangers
- Artemi Panarin – Rangers
- Adam Henrique – Ducks
The New York Islanders invade the Garden on St. Patrick’s Day. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams and the first since a 4-1 win on the road on November 24. This game was originally scheduled for November 28, but the Isles were wracked by COVID cases and it was postponed. Games between these two teams are always memorable and this one should be a doozy.
After that game, they head to the road again for tough games in Tampa and Carolina before the trade deadline and one more on the road in Newark after the deadline.