Brayden Schenn scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Blues secure a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday night at Scottrade Center. >> Box score
- 15:49 STL Alex Pietrangelo; Assists: Tage Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka
- 0:42 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Jesper Fast, Chris Kreider
- 2:24 STL Nikita Soshnikov; Assists: Chris Thorburn, Carl Gunnarsson
- 12:07 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Neal Pionk, Kevin Hayes
- 14:34 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich
- 5:15 STL Alex Pietrangelo (Power Play); Assists: Vince Dunn, Jaden Schwartz
- 1:02 STL Brayden Schenn
From the Rangers Game Notes:
Brady Skjei recorded two shots on goal and was credited with two hits while skating in a team-high 24:31 of ice time. Skjei has led the Rangers in ice time in 11 of the last 19 games.
Pavel Buchnevich tallied a power play assist and recorded one shot on goal in 17:35 of ice time. Buchnevich extended his assist/point streak to three games (five assists over the span), and he has tallied seven points (one goal, six assists) over the last eight games. He has established career-highs in goals (14), assists (27), and points (41) this season, and he is tied for second on the Rangers in assists in 2017-18.
WHAT A LINE - The Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Jesper Fast line registered five points (two goals, three assists) in tonight's game. Over the last two games, the three players have tallied 12 points (six goals, six assists) and have notched six of the Rangers' seven goals.
POWER RANGERS - The Rangers were 1-for-2 (3:23) on the power play in tonight's game. The Blueshirts have recorded at least one power play goal in each of the last three games (4-for-8; 50.0% over the span). In addition, the Rangers have tallied a power play goal in 15 of the last 28 games, in 16 of the last 30 contests, and in 19 of the last 34 games. The Blueshirts have also recorded 12 power play goals over the last 18 games (12-for-46; 26.1% during the stretch).
- This was another big and encouraging game from the Rangers top line, especially Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider. The pass Kreider made to Zibnanejad on the PP goal was not something I thought Kreider had in his arsenal. They also came close to winning it in OT but were denied.
- Alex Georgiev looked strong, comfortable in net and had another good performance despite the OT loss. He was terrific in the first period, when the Rangers barely had the puck, and kept it close for the Rangers to stay in the game.
- I'd expect Henrik Lundqvist to start on Tuesday against Columbus. I think he will probably play half the remaining games, with Alex Georgiev and maybe Ondrej Pavelec splitting the rest.
- We are getting very close to Lias Andersson, and then Filip Chytil a few games later, being called up and joining the lineup. Those two will hopefully add to the impressive list of Wolf Pack players (Pionk, Gilmour, Georgiev) that are playing now and showing what they have.
- It also wouldn't hurt the Rangers if they brought back Boo Nieves and/or Vinni Lettieri but there is no guarantee those guys play with the Rangers again this season.
The Rangers will host the Blue Jackets on Tuesday at 7 p.m.