In addition to his five shots on goal, Kreider has missed the net on three other attempts and is taking his shots from an average of 23.6ft away from the net.
At 5 on 5, while skating with Brad Richards and Derek Stepan, Kreider has been on the ice for 31 shot attempts for and 26 shot attempts against.
Kreider has been on the ice for 20 shots on goal for and 13 shots on goal against.
Alain Vigneault told the NY Post that he has seen Kreider be one of the Rangers top forwards since his call up, “skating, hitting and going to the net” but said that he needs to see Kreider continue to do it.
Kreider told Newsday that he has started to slow his skating down so he doesn’t get too far ahead of the play and can instead time things better. He added that early on, in the preseason and in the past, he was going “a million miles per hour every shift” and trying to do too much rather than doing one simple thing.
Adam Rotter: We will have to see if Kreider can keep this up, but his play the past two games presents maybe the best series of hockey we have seen from Kreider. It’s encouraging to see and it’s hard to believe, since he has been around for a few years now, but Kreider won’t turn 23 until April. He is still really young and right in the middle of the “process” that John Tortorella loved talking about.