FINAL: Kings 4 Rangers 1

First Period:

  • Anze Kopitar
  • Jeff Carter
  • JT Miller from Anton Stralman and Oscar Lindberg
  • Mike Richards

Second Period:

  • Trever Lewis

Third Period:

Stats:

  • Not Available as of 1AM, possibly because the game did not take place at an NHL rink.

Adam Rotter

  • Well that ends a pretty lackluster preseason for the Rangers that probably raised as many questions as it answered. The team was sloppy, tired at times and while they created offense, they didn’t score. The defense wasn’t at it’s best and there still is a lot of work that needs to be done.
  • I thought Rick Nash skated the best he had in the preseason but he still looks like he needs to shake off more rust. He was turning the puck over a lot but also seemed to connect with Benoit Pouliot a few times.
  • For the longest time I didn’t considered Darroll Powe as someone who had a chance at being with the Rangers this season but he was probably the most consistent player in the preseason and seems like he has secured a bottom six/PK role similar to Dominic Moore.
  • Chris Kreider had some nice moments as did Jesper Fast and the the line of JT Miller, Oscar Lindberg and Marek Hrivik. Miller had the goal and another strong game. Based on salary cap space it would seem that only one of Kreider or Miller will start the season with the Rangers and I think Miller may have the upper hand.

Rangers game notes:

Team Notes:
-      The Rangers concluded their preseason schedule with a 4-1 defeat against the Los Angeles Kings tonight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-      New York completed preseason action with a record of 1-5-0 overall, including a 1-5-0 mark on the road.
Player Notes:
-      J.T. Miller notched the Rangers’ lone goal at 14:07 of the first period, and registered two shots on goal in the contest. He finished the preseason tied for first on the team in scoring with two goals in three appearances.
-      Oscar Lindberg tallied his first point as a Blueshirt with an assist, and posted a plus-one rating in the contest.
-      Anton Stralman registered the primary assist on Miller’s goal, and finished with two shots on goal. He completed the preseason tied for the team lead in points (two) and assists (two) in four games.
-      Rangers defensemen Michael Del Zotto and John Moore tied for the team high with three shots on goal apiece.
-      Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 29 shots, including all 14 shots faced in the third period.