5 on 5 Rangers shot attempts:
- Total attempts: 54 for, 36 against
- Attempts on goal or that miss the net: 41 for, 27 against
- Shots on goal: 30 for, 16 against
5 on 5 Rangers shot attempts:
With 3:58 left in the third period and the score tied at two, the Rangers called a timeout to set strategy for how they wanted their 5 on 3 PP to run.
According to the NHL game sheet, the following plays on the Rangers 5 on 3 occurred:
After the game, Marty St. Louis told John Giannone, “we knew there was a minute and a half of 5 on 3 so you can’t rush it, be patient, you take what they give you. I thought we did a good job of that. Some of our passes just missed so instead of forcing things we just sent it all back together and obviously a big goal by Step.”
On St. Louis’ role on the 5 on 3, Alain Vigneault said after the game, “he made a nice pass. It’s something that we haven’t practiced since Marty was with us but Arnie did a good job of explaining what we were looking for and Marty made a great play.”
Joe Micheletti said on MSG that he felt they should have shot the puck more while Dave Maloney said there wasn’t much the Rangers could do with Carolina defending well and collapsing down low. Maloney added that there was never a sense of panic and it ended up working out.
Rick Nash said, “It was one of the things that we talked about in the timeout. We need we had a lot of time and had some set plays that we wanted to try. After that things opened up just like Scott said would happen which is nice when it happens when you say it.”
2PM Same lineup tomorrow against Detroit. AV doesn’t expect any lingering issues with Brad Richards’ hand or Anton Stralman’s foot. (Andrew Gross)
12:34PM12 Rangers are on the ice for today’s optional skate at the Rangers training center. (Rangers)
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The Wolf Pack won 6-2 last night against Springfield:
Marty St. Louis picked up the primary assist on the Rangers game winning goal last night, his first point as a Ranger.
St. Louis played 18:38, had 5 shots on goal, 2 blocked and one missed.
At 5 on 5 he was on the ice for 15 shot attempts for, 8 against and 10 shots on goal for and 2 against.
After the game, on the NHL Network, Ryan McDonagh said that St. Louis has been “outstanding.”
Brad Richards said that St. Louis is here to make big plays and that is what he did last night. (NY Post)
Richards immediately took his hand off the stick, shook it to alleviate the pain and then went to the bench screaming at the referee and slamming the door.
Richards continued to play in the third period, he played 5:46, and picked up the secondary assist on Derek Stepan’s game winning goal.
Richards had an x-ray on his fingers last night but doesn’t think that they will cause a problem for him, “It’s a bit of a stinger while it happens and, hopefully, tomorrow I wake up a little sore and move on.” (North Jersey)
Prior to the Rangers game in Carolina, Alain Vigneault met with the media and said:
The Rangers are 1-2-1 since the Olympic break and 2 for 9 on the PP.
The Rangers have scored two goals in three of the four games, 3 in the other game and allowed at least 3 in three of the four games.
The Rangers have taken 138 shots on goal and allowed 125 since the break.
At 5 on 5 (ES) the Rangers have attempted 215 shots, allowed 186.
The Rangers goal scorers since the Olympic break ended Derick Brassard (2), Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Brad Richards, Ryan McDonagh (2) and Dominic Moore.
The team is 8 for 9 on the PK in the last four games.