- Tyler Randell (1) Tip-in - ASST: Joe Morrow (1), Zac Rinaldo (1)
- Brady Skjei (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mats Zuccarello (1), Dan Boyle (1)
- PPG - Mats Zuccarello (1) Snap shot - ASST: Derick Brassard (1), Keith Yandle (1)
- PPG - Kevin Hayes (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brady Skjei (1), Dan Boyle (2)
- Brandon Carlo (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brett Connolly (1), Austin Czarnik (1)
- Ryan Spooner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (1), Colin Miller (1)
3 on 3 Units:
- Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
- Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash, Keith Yandle
- 4 on 3 PP: Brassard, Nash, Zuccarello, Boyle
- Stoll, McDonagh, Yandle (turned into PK)
- PK: Stoll, Lindberg, McDonagh
- Ryan Spooner: SCORES
- Mats Zuccarello: SCORES
- Frank Vatrano: SCORES
- Kevin Hayes: STOPPED
- Austin Czarnik: STOPPED
- Dan Boyle: SCORES
- Patrice Bergeron: STOPPED
- Ryan Bourque: STOPPED
- Jimmy Hayes: STOPPED
- Keith Yandle: STOPPED
- Brad Marchand: SCORES
- Brian Gibbons: STOPPED
- Tonight looked like the Rangers for the first time in the preseason. While the first two games were nice to watch, seeing Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard made it really feel like the season is just about here.
- I'm not sure what else you can ask for from Mats Zuccarello in any game, regardless of it being his first game since a major head injury. He looked like he hadn't missed any time at all. His vision with the puck was there, his tenacity in the corners and backchecking and his shootout goal were all vintage Zuccarello.
- Henrik Lundqvist was pretty great for a first appearance of the preseason. He made some big saves. Jeff Malcolm, who will take the loss, made a bunch of really big saves in relief of Hank.
- We saw better games from Etem and Hayes (except being 3 and 14 on faceoffs) and a strong game from Etem. Rick Nash looked good, Brady Skjei looked good and overall it was a pretty encouraging night for the Rangers.
Game Notes via the Rangers:
SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered three goals on 25 shots on goal in regulation and overtime of tonight’s contest. Through their first three preseason games, the Blueshirts have posted a 15.0 shooting percentage (12 goals on 80 shots on goal).
- THREE’S COMPANY – The Blueshirts have registered at least three goals in each of their first three preseason contests this year, tallying 12 goals over the span (4.0 goals per game). Last season, the Rangers recorded at least three goals in 51 of 82 regular season contests.
- DEUCES WILD – The Rangers have tallied two goals in a period in five of nine regulation periods thus far in the preseason.
- POWER SURGE – New York was 2-for-4 (4:46) on the power play in the contest. In 2014-15, the Rangers registered at least two power play goals in a game on six occasions.
- ON POINT – Three different Blueshirts defensemen notched a point in tonight’s game and recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in the contest. In three preseason games, New York defensemen have tallied 14 points (three goals, 11 assists).
Post-Game Notes_Blueshirt Breakdown
- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced in the first two periods of the game (.955 SV%), including all 11 shots he faced in the second period, while making his first appearance of the preseason in tonight’s contest. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader ranks first among all NHL goalies in the regular season (min. 350 appearances) in appearances (620), wins (339), GAA (2.26), and shutouts (55), and is tied for first in SV% (.921) since he entered the NHL in 2005-06.
- Mats Zuccarello recorded two points (one goal, one assist), tallied a goal in the shootout, and was credited with two hits while appearing in his first preseason game this year. Zuccarello enters the 2015-16 season as the all-time leader in goals (45), assists (97), and points (142) by a Norwegian-born player in NHL history.
- Brady Skjei tallied two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-one rating in 20:07 of ice time. Skjei has registered a point in each of the two contests he has played in during the preseason (one goal, two assists). The 21-year-old defenseman registered 10 points (one goal, nine assists) with the University of Minnesota last season, helping the Gophers capture the Big 10 Championship. Skjei also recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in 15 playoff games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
- Dan Boyle notched two assists, including one power play assist, registered a goal in the shootout, and logged 23:35 of ice time while skating in his first preseason contest in 2015-16. Entering this season, Boyle is the only NHL defenseman who has tallied 20 or more points in each of the last 14 seasons (2000-01 – 2014-15). In addition, Boyle leads all NHL defensemen in power play points (144), and is tied for second among NHL defensemen in power play assists (109) since the start of the 2008-09 season.
- Kevin Hayes recorded a power play goal, registered four shots on goal, was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 17:51 of ice time. From the end of last season’s All-Star break (Jan. 27, 2015) until the end of the 2014-15 regular season, Hayes led the Rangers in points (29), tied for the team lead in assists (18), power play assists (four), power play points (five), and plus/minus rating (plus-13), and tied for second on the team in goals (11).
- Derick Brassard registered a power play assist in 18:45 of ice time in tonight’s contest. Since he made his debut with the Rangers on Apr. 3, 2013, Brassard leads the team in power play goals (15), power play assists (25), and power play points (40). Last season, Brassard established career-highs in goals (19), assists (41), and points (60).
- Keith Yandle recorded a power play assist and was credited with one blocked shot in 20:51 of ice time. Yandle leads all NHL defensemen in power play assists (105) and ranks second among NHL defensemen in power play points (123) since the start of the 2009-10 season. He also ranks second in the NHL in power play assists (55) since the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Emerson Etem tied for the game-high with five shots on goal and led the Rangers with three blocked shots in 16:23 of ice time. Over the last two seasons, Etem has averaged 0.51 goals per game and 1.04 points per game in the American Hockey League (AHL).