Artemi Panarin reunites with the Rangers in Boston on Wednesday afternoon. Right now it’s unknown if he plays tomorrow night. BIG NEWS- HUGE!!!!

My opinion: I would say he comes back Saturday. Give him a few days of practice, since he has not played in almost three weeks (February 20th at Washington)

Let’s talk about the game from yesterday, Ranger lost 4-2 to Pittsburgh.

Blueshirts started the scoring with a goal from Jack Johnson, first as a Ranger.

Kevin Kinaid played a solid game making 23 saves.

Rangers gave up three straight goals between two periods similar to Sunday night.

Ryan Strome scored the second goal on the power play in the third. Gave New York life.

Rangers won faceoffs 55% to 45% and had a season high 58 hits but lose their fifth game out of six to Pittsburgh.

They showed life in the 3rd period and according to Stephen Valiquette’s Clear Sight Analytics they had 5!! High-danger opportunities.

Pavel Buchnevich had at least two of them and stopped by the pads of Tristen Jarry. Mika Zibanejad made a great pass to Buchnevich and skated well in the third.

Rangers are now nine points out of a playoff team after 24 games. Next week marks the halfway point in the season (#28 vs Philadelphia March 17th)

Chris Kreider talked about losing the fifth time to Pittsburgh

“Four or five times, they’ve come from behind to beat us in close ones,” Kreider said. “They cost us enough the other night. So at the end of the day, we have to find a way to get those two points.”

Quinn said the game was really tale of two games.

“I think it was really the tale of two games,” Quinn said. “I thought the first 30 minutes, they completely took it to us. … Then all of a sudden, the whole thing changed from our end. I thought we did a much better job sustaining zone time, creating some chances for ourselves. Unfortunately, it took a little longer than we wanted it to.”

Rangers play at Boston tomorrow night at 7pm, MSG.