My 3 Ranger stars
- Picking three Rangers stars is not an easy task this game since no one player stood out. That said, Alexis Lafreniere played a strong game, hard on the forecheck and he drew the penalty that led to their only goal. He got some deserved ice time at the end of the game when the Rangers pulled Shesterkin.
- K’Andre Miller overcame a shaky start to have an excellent game on defense. He is definitely throwing the body more leading the team with five hits. He also blocked three shots and was eager to join the offense and had some good scoring chances.
- Mika Zibanejad scored the Rangers’ only goal while leading the team with five shots and he led all forwards with 23:34 minutes of ice time. He also had two blocked shots, two hits and three takeaways.
The official 3 stars
- David Pastrnak – Bruins
- Linus Ullmark – Bruins
- Charlie McAvoy – Bruins
The next game is biggie as the Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Blueshirts will be anywhere from two to four points behind them in the fight for first place. If the Canes can beat the Islanders on Sunday, they can clinch first place with a win over the Rangers.
The Rangers then host the Montreal Canadiens on Wedneday night before wrappoing up the regular season on Friday versus Washington.