Five different New York Rangers scored as they beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 16:43 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein
- 16:07 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
- 19:57 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg
- 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
- 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
- 3: Brady Skjei
- 2: Chris Kreider
- 1: Antti Raanta
- It had been nine games, since before Thanksgiving, but the Rangers have FINALLY scored 5 goals in a game....again.
- It's three straight wins for the Rangers and three different types of wins. This one felt more like some of the early season wins than the nail biter games the Rangers had Thursday and Friday, but it's important that this team learn to win in different ways.
- It's also three straight wins for Antti Raanta who hasn't let up a goal in 2 and a half games or so. Tonight was not as strenuous for Raanta as Friday was and he only needed to make a fraction of the highlight reel saves tonight that he made against Chicago.
- So does Raanta start on Tuesday against Chicago? Yep. At this point the Rangers have to ride him as far as he will take them. I thought Henrik would start tonight because it would be 3 games in 4 nights for Raanta, but I discounted the shutout aspect of Raanta's win Friday and that same shutout rule comes into play for Tuesday. Everyone knows that this is Henrik Lundqvist's team but for right now Raanta is leading the charge.
- The Rangers took a few too many penalties, especially in the second period when the game was closer, but a shorthanded goal and some good kills make that a little easier to take tonight.
- Overall, tonight had 5 different scorers, pretty solid defense and a second straight shutout for Antti Raanta. I wouldn't go so far as to say the Rangers are back to being the team they were, but they are definitely playing a better brand of hockey than they have in the past few weeks.
The Rangers host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.