Another early deficit that the Blueshirts could not overcome. The third straight game of trailing more than two goals after one period. The Rangers had 50 shots on the net but only one went in. Tip the cap to Connor Hellebuyck, he had a star performance at the World’s Most Famous Arena on Monday night. The goalie was starting on consecutive nights after making 25 saves in a 4-2 loss against the Devils on Sunday.

Shesterkin continues to struggle post-All-Star Break. He has a below .900 Save Percentage in the last four starts. According to the Rangers beat writers, he refused to talk to the media after another rough performance. He gave four goals on only 21 shots.

The Power-Play looked awful tonight and Gallant used the second group for a majority of the last PP in the third period. Pierre-Luc Dubois opened the scoring on a PP goal. K’Andre Miller took another careless Delay of the Game by putting the puck over the glass for the second time in three games.

Then defenseman Mark Scheifele scored the first of two goals on the night. Kyle Connor added the third a little after six minutes into the 2nd period.

Vincent Trocheck scored the Blueshirts‘ first goal on a feed from his new line-mate Tarasenko. A similar play to the first goal two nights before in Calgary.

Scheilfe sealed the game when he scored his second goal.

Chris Kreider was stopped about three or four separate times by Helleybuk. According to Moneypuck, he had 1.05 expected goals. The main concern has to be Shesterkin who continues to give up about 3 goals a game and easy. The second goal should have been stopped. According to analytics, it had a 6% of going into the net! chance of going in and it did.

According to Moneypuck, Rangers had a 75% that they should have won this game. Move on and win in Detroit on Thursday.


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