- SHG - Carl Hagelin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Dominic Moore (1), Mat Bodie (1)
- Sean Couturier (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Wayne Simmonds (1), Matt Read (1)
- Nicklas Grossmann (1) Slapshot - ASST: Jason Akeson (1), Mark Streit (1)
- Wayne Simmonds (1) Tip-in - ASST: Matt Read (2), Mark Streit (2)
- Anthony Duclair (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dominic Moore (2)
- Matt Read (empty net)
- For the most part I have almost discounted Chris Mueller as an option to make the Rangers but the more he plays the more I think he may have a shot to be the 13th forward or maybe take the 3/4th line role until Derek Stepan returns and puts everyone back in order. He is a good passer, pretty good on faceoffs, and has some nice skill. He might be the player who has gotten the best opportunity with Matthew Lombardi being out.
- You can see the difference in the young players last night vs tonight. Most of them at least had some moments tonight but against more of an NHL team they struggled. Anthony Duclair was started quiet but had a strong third period and continues to make a case to stick around.
- Conor Allen has that little edge to him that is nice to see but I think it might be a mistake to keep him as the 7th D. Allen is a bit older but still only has one-year as a pro. He would probably be best playing top minutes in Hartford and looking for a spot next season.
From the Rangers:
- Out for the kill … The Rangers were 3-for-4 on the penalty kill, and registered a shorthanded goal in the contest. New York is 13-for-15 (86.7%) on the penalty kill in the preseason. The Blueshirts were tied for third in the NHL in shorthanded goals (10) in 2013-14.
- Sacrificing the body… New York was credited with 25 blocked shots in the game. Eleven different skaters were credited with at least one blocked shot for the Blueshirts, while four Rangers blocked at least three shots.
- Hot at the Dot … The Blueshirts won 30 of 57 faceoffs (53%) in the contest. New York has won more faceoffs than its opponent in three consecutive games during the preseason.
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- Duc it out … Anthony Duclair registered a goal and posted a plus-one rating in 16:23 of ice time. The 19-year-old has recorded a goal in each of the three preseason games he has played this year. Duclair leads the team in points (five) and is tied for the team lead in goals (three) in the preseason.
- Gimme some Moore … Dominic Moore recorded two assists and posted a plus-two rating in 14:26 of ice time. He is tied for second on the team in assists (two) in the preseason. Moore, who received the Bill Masterton Trophy for being the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey” in 2013-14, established career-highs in shorthanded assists (two) and shorthanded points (three) last season. He tied for second on the Rangers in shorthanded assists and tied for third in shorthanded points in 2013-14.
- Carl’s Corner … Carl Hagelin tallied a shorthanded goal, posted a plus-two rating, and recorded two shots on goal in 13:48 of ice time. Hagelin is tied for third on the Rangers in goals (two) in the preseason. In the 2014 Playoffs, he led the NHL in shorthanded goals (two) and tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded points (three).
- Mat Bodie registered an assist and was credited with four blocked shots in 17:38 of ice time while skating in his first game of the preseason. Last season, Bodie was named to the NCAA First All-American Team, as he established collegiate career-highs in assists (31), points (39), and plus/minus rating (plus-28). He also led Union College to the NCAA Championship in his second season as the team’s captain in 2013-14.
- Michael Kostka led all skaters with five shots on goal and six blocked shots, was credited with three hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 22:12 of ice time. Kostka registered four goals and seven assists for 11 points, along with a plus-10 rating in 28 games during his second NHL season in 2013-14.
- Cam Talbot made 19 saves while playing in the first two periods of the contest. Last season, Talbot led all first-year goalies (minimum 15 appearances) in GAA (1.64) and SV% (.941), tied for third in shutouts (three), and tied for fourth in wins (12).
- Jason Missiaen stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period while making his first appearance of the preseason. Missiaen ranked fourth in the ECHL in wins (seven), fifth in SV% (.937), and eighth in GAA (2.12) during the 2014 ECHL Playoffs while playing with the Greenville Road Warriors.