What A Win On The Road With A Backup Goalie!

Alexender Camilo
October 22, 2023  (10:53)

The Rangers' heard the doubters.

It was a couple hard days of critiques after that 4-1 home loss to the Nashville Predators.
But what did the Rangers' do? They answer with a 4-1 win of their own over the Seattle Kraken last night!
They played very well. Let's start with the head coach, Peter Laviolette. There was some early chatter of him potentially changing up the lines.
Thankfully that didn't happen as that would have been an overreaction. Switching up lines this early in the season would have sent a negative message towards the team, damage any progress in chemistry, and a lack in believe of the players not being able to make it work.
He made the wise decision to keep everything the same. Only difference he made was the man in front of the net. But we will get to that in a minute.
Next, let's give a shout-out to the Panarin-Chytil-Lafrenière line.
As this line produced three goals and six points total. Alexis Lafrenière had his second goal of the season, Filip Chytil was setting everyone up with good to great shots by his remarkable passing.
The star of the game however, is Artemi Panarin. His two goals really set the Rangers' apart and was a threat basically every minute he was on the ice. Here is one of the two beautiful goals he scored with his reaction priceless.
This line specifically controlled the pace of the game, and imposed their will the entire time they had on ice.
Finally, let's give props to newcomer and the three time Stanley Cup Champion, Jonathan Quick.
Aside from the goal mid-way in the first period from Justin Schultz, Quick had a really solid game.
Looking sound and alert in front of the net. Stopping 18 of 19 shots for a save percentage of .947, plus his first start, and win as a New York Ranger!

Check out this highlight save!

The Rangers' now will play the second of a five road game stretch, and the first, of a four game stretch in Canada.
Starting with the Calgary Flames, Tuesday, October 24, at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in Calgary.
Calgary will be playing without defenseman, Rasmus Andersson, who has been suspended four games for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward, Patrik Laine.
What A Win On The Road With A Backup Goalie!

What will the Rangers' record in the five game road stretch be?

5-0 or 4-12133.9 %
3-22946.8 %
2-3812.9 %
1-446.5 %
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