- The power play continues to cost the Rangers. A team that wants to be a contender and reach the next level, like the Rangers do, can’t have a power play that struggles a quarter as much as this one does.
- JT Miller played like a guy who never wants to put on a Whale jersey again. It will take more than one good performance to stay on the roster but he looked like he belonged.
- Chris Kreider was having a nice game before he scored and putting him with Brad Richards and giving him some power play time seemed to elevate his game.