FINAL: Canucks 5 Rangers 0

First Period:

  • Henrik Sedin (PPG)
  • Frank Corrado

Second Period:

  • Henrik Sedin
  • Ryan Kesler (PPG)
  • Hunter Shinkaruk

Third Period:



Adam’s Thoughts:

  • This hasn’t been the ideal preseason for the Rangers or one that will stop the questions and worry about scoring. It’s preseason though and Alain Vigneault is still trying to figure out who fits best with who and he has been without Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan all preseason.
  • It’s only preseason but I don’t think I am the only one who expected to see some points come from Rick Nash and Brad Richards. They have their moments and are creating some isolated chances, but neither have been a top five player in any of the Rangers preseason games.
  • John Moore on the other hand continues to shine in this up-tempo system that favors defensemen who can skate well. He was strong once again.
  • Only Rangers without shots on goal tonight are Jesper Fast and Michael Del Zotto, both attempted one shot each that was blocked. Fast is interesting but with Alain Vigneault trying to figure out scoring lines, he didn’t get a chance with skilled guys tonight.
  • Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t at his best tonight as he seemed to struggle picking up deflections and didn’t have the best support. Marty Biron looked good in the third and I would think that they might split tomorrow’s preseason finale against the Kings.

Rangers post game notes:


Team Notes:
–      The Rangers concluded a three-game Western Canada road trip with a 5-0 defeat against the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rogers Arena.
–      New York is now 1-4-0 overall in preseason action, including a 1-4-0 mark on the road.
–      The Rangers out-shot the Canucks, 41-20, including a 17-8 advantage in the first period and a 14-3 advantage in the third.
–      The Blueshirts out-hit the Canucks, 25-18, and were credited with 15 blocked shots in the contest.
Player Notes:
–      Derek Dorsett led all skaters with five hits and tied for the game-high with three blocked shots in 10:06 of ice time.
–      Taylor Pyatt tied for the game-high with five shots on goal, and was credited with three hits in 18:13 of ice time.
–      Michael Del Zotto tied for the game-high with three blocked shots and logged 20:11 of ice time.
–      Brad Richards tied for the game-high with five shots on goal in 16:25 of ice time.
–      Brian Boyle was credited with four hits and logged 13:22 of ice time.
–      Dominic Moore won 9-15 faceoffs for a 60% faceoff winning percentage.
–      John Moore and Darroll Powe each registered four shots on goal in the contest.
–      Henrik Lundqvist stopped 12 of 17 shots faced in 40:00 of ice time, and is now 0-3-0 in preseason action.
–      Martin Biron turned aside all three shots faced in 19:58 of ice time.