My 3 Rangers stars
- Artemi Panarin was a whirlwind in this game, scoring the crucial first goal to get the comeback started and making the brilliant pass the Andrew Copp for the tying goal. He led all forwards, playing 23:19 and leading the team with seven shots.
- Jacob Trouba came out and singlehandedly tried to will the Rangers a goal, especially in the first period. He was firing shots from the blueline (not always accurately) and it was his point shot that Panarin deflected for the first goal. He played 25:38, three shots on goal and two hits.
- Igor Shesterkin might have given up a soft first goal, but he was absolutely spectacular when he needed to be, keeping the score close. He stopped four breakaways and two point blank opportunities in overtime.
The official 3 stars
- Martin Jones – Flyers
- Artemi Panarin – Rangers
- Owen Tippett – Flyers
It’s a quick road trip to Newark on Tuesday night for a rematch with the Devils. The Rangers will be looking to avenge their 7-4 beating last month. Jack Hughes left their last game Sunday with the Islanders with an injury so we’ll have to see if he is going to play. As for the Rangers, Ryan Strome, Kevin Rooney and Kaapo Kakko are all supposed to be close to returning from the injury list.
After the Devils game, a huge rendezous looms with the Penguins at the Garden on Thursday. The Penguins host the Avalanche on Tuesday so their schedule is tough.