My 3 Rangers stars
- Igor Shesterkin gets the first star for an outstanding night in goal. He stopped nine high danger scoring chances and got the shutout when the expected goals for the Jets was 2.28.
- Arteim Panarin deserves the second star for his work on the first two Rangers goals. He was an offensive dynamo in this game and his work on the Adam Fox goal was simply spectacular.
- Ryan Strome is our third star for scoring two goals including the crucial first goal on the power play. The empty net goal could have been scored by several different Rangers, but it was Strome who put the game away.
The official 3 stars
- Igor Shesterkin
- Ryan Strome
- Artemi Panarin
The Rangers have only five games and they embark on their last road trip of the regular season, playing the Islanders in Elmont on Thursday and then the Bruins in Boston on Saturday. It’s all a lead-in to the big game next Tuesday against the Hurricanes. Of course, if the Rangers drop the next two, the Carolina game could be meaningless.
The Rangers have a lot to play for against the Islanders. A win will even up the season series, but even more important, a win and the Rangers will clinch second place and keep the dream of a first place finish still alive.