Pavel Buchnevich scored the Rangers' lone goal on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. >> Box score
- 9:00 COL Erik Johnson; Assists: Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon
- 3:24 COL Nathan MacKinnon; Assists: Erik Johnson, Mark Barberio
- 6:55 NYR Pavel Buchnevich (Power Play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
- 19:59 COL Mikko Rantanen (ENG)
- The Rangers were in this game and had a bunch of chances to tie it, with a couple hitting the post or bouncing the wrong way, but this was another night when the Rangers gave up a lot of shots and spent too much time in their own end.
- They battled hard and worked pretty hard with this decimated lineup and while they could have/should have spent more time in the Colorado zone looking to tie it, they rallied around a hurt lineup and gave themselves a chance.
- With the way things have been going recently, it's amazing that Henrik Lundqvist was able to stay in the game after Brady Skjei fell into him, but he did and he had another really strong game. He kept the game close for the Rangers but they couldn't find the tying goal.
- The Rangers are built to be a deep team and that depth is being tested now with the injuries they have. Kreider and Shattenkirk will be out long(er) term but it's likely that at some point on this trip the Rangers will get Marc Staal, Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner (flu) back in the lineup.
- The Rangers leave one of the hottest teams in the NHL in Colorado and visit LA where the Kings have been struggling and are 2-7-1 in their last ten. The Rangers have three games in California before the All-Star break and if they can get a little healthier and bring this kind of work ethic, they should be able to pick up some points.
What's next: The Rangers will continue their road trip on Sunday with a 10:30 p.m. matchup against the Kings in LA.