A pair of Maple Leafs goals in each the first and second periods doom the Rangers as they fall 4-0 to the Toronto.
- 8:42 TOR Justin Holl; Assist: Travis Dermott
- 15:23 TOR James van Riemsdyk; Assists: Tyler Bozak, Connor Brown
- 0:52 TOR Patrick Marleau; Assist: Nazem Kadri
- 3:05 TOR Zach Hyman; Assists: William Nylander, Auston Matthews
- No goals
We are thrilled to be joined by @NHL Diversity Ambassador Willie O'Ree, #NYR great @rodgilbert7 and @HockeyinHarlem tonight as we kickoff NHL #hockeyisforeveryone month with a check from our #NYR Alumni Association to Ice Hockey In Harlem. https://t.co/aVzyKTZpOb pic.twitter.com/P6yOTBVlnV- Junior Rangers (@JuniorRangers) February 2, 2018
- Ugly is how the Rangers looked and ugly the best way to describe their performance for most of tonight's loss.
- The Rangers want to be a team that plays with speed. Toronto is a team that actually plays with speed. The Rangers have some fast players but as a group they are playing slow, look discombobulated and as if they all just met in the tunnel before the game.
- The story all season for the Rangers has been that Henrik Lundqvist has been able to cover up the Rangers mistakes and misplays in front of him. If he can't do that, which he hasn't in the last two starts, the Rangers will continue to give up goal after goal and make for an extremely frustrating rest of the season.
- Overall, this was another night where the Rangers looked nothing like a playoff team, but they remain firmly in the mix. They are part of a cluster of, at least, four teams in their division that are flawed, bunched up together and could swing from out of the playoffs to second in the division with one winning streak.