The New York Rangers gave up three third-period goals in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
- 3:32 NYR: Pavel Buchnevich Assists: Dan Girardi, Mika Zibanejad
- 3:59 PHI: Mark Streit Assists: Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds
- 8:00 NYR: Chris Kreider Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Dan Girardi
- 2:29 PHI: Sean Couturier Assists: Mark Streit, Travis Konecny
- 4:44 PHI: Jakub Voracek (Power Play) Assists: Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux
- 10:53 PHI: Travis Konecny Assists: Jakub Voracek
- That thing I wrote and spoke about on the podcast, about Pavel Buchnevich maybe sticking as the 13th forward and going through an extended training camp of sorts....not after tonight. Tonight Buchnevich looked like everything we have been told the last few years he can be. He was strong on the puck, used his speed, made a number of deft, creative passes that led to offensive chances. He's still going to have his ups and downs as a rookie but there is certainly no question he can play and create offense at the NHL level.
- It's preseason so it's hard to get wrapped up in how certain guys are performing, but Chris Kreider is looking like the playoff version of Chris Kreider. He looks powerful on the ice and is showing great chemistry with Mika Zibanejad, and Buchnevich, so far. He looks comfortable on the ice and Joe Micheletti mentioned how he looks "relaxed." Those are all good things for the Rangers.
- Kevin Hayes may be a lot trimmer and moving around better but he turned the puck over multiple times tonight and still struggling mightily at the faceoff dot.
- Henrik Lundqvist was good at times and should have stopped a couple of the goals that he let in. It's preseason though and a number of the Rangers decided to throw it back to last year and turn the puck over a lot.
- Now we wait and see how Jeff Gorton, Alain Vigneault and the rest will cut down 22 or 23 players. I'm not entirely sure how it will shake out but I do know that starting the season as a scratch or in Hartford doesn't cement a player there.
- Chris Kreider started 2013-14 in Hartford and then came up shortly after to play an important role. The exact same scenario could play out with Brady Skjei or possibly one of the forwards as long as they clear waivers.