Rick Nash secured the late lead for the Rangers as they beat the Kings, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden >> Read More
- 10:23 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais
- 3:46 LA Marian Gaborik; Assists: Jussi Jokinen
- 14:43 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner
- 7:59 LA Torrey Mitchell; Assists: Marian Gaborik, Jussi Jokinen
- 16:33 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Jimmy Vesey
- 3: Henrik Lundqvist
- 2: Marian Gaborik
- 1: Rick Nash
- This was a nice win for the Rangers where, for the most part, played pretty well. They had chances in each period, bent at times against the Kings pressure, especially around the net, but found a way to win with a big goal from Rick Nash in the third.
- Nash had a number of chances in this game, like pretty much every game, but came through tonight in the biggest moment.
- The Rangers got all of their goals tonight from key players and the more they can get from Kevin Hayes, JT Miller and Chris Kreider the better they will be.
- The PP showed some life tonight and did convert off what appeared to be a double deflection. It was interesting to see how LA left Brady Skjei open on three consecutive plays that were all pretty good chances.
- Kevin Shattenkirk helped make that PP goal happen but was also at fault, to varying degrees, on both LA goals. That is the give and take that comes with Shattenkirk. It was known when the Rangers signed him that he wasn't the best in his own zone, and it's easier to deal with when he produces offensively, but he needs to be better than he was tonight.
- I thought that Henrik Lundqvist was pretty good but he didn't look as comfortable as he has in the last few games. Maybe it had to do with how the Kings crash the net, or something else, Henrik looked like he was fighting the puck at times. Still, he was solid enough to backstop the Rangers to another win.
- Now they turn around with a weird 5PM start in Boston that will likely see Pavelec in net. A weekend sweep would be nice for the Rangers after how the two games prior to tonight went.
What's next: The Rangers travel up I-95 to Boston to face the Bruins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.