The New York Rangers scored four goals in the second period en route to a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 2:12 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Kevin Klein, Brady Skjei
- 10:45 WIN Patrik Laine; Assists: Ben Chiarot, Mark Scheifele
- 10:02 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assist: Chris Kreider
- 12:02 WIN Scheifele; Assists: Paul Postma, Nikolaj Ehlers
- 13:01 NYR J.T. Miller; Assist: Nick Holden
- 16:24 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Klein, Brandon Pirri
- 17:05 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Pirri, Adam Clendening
- 3: JT Miller
- 2: Brandon Pirri
- 1: Kevin Hayes
- 5 games in 8 days for the Rangers and 5 wins and at least 5 goals scored per game. It's really just a "wow" kind of situation. When they are getting opportunities they are cashing them in, they are defending relatively well and if there are breakdowns they are getting good goaltending.
- There is no doubt that the Rangers game has slipped a bit over the past three games in terms of overall execution and more time defending.... but when the opportunity to score is there they are putting the puck in the net. It's been a busy stretch and the Rangers looked tired at times tonight in the second half of a back to backbut they found a way to win.
- The Rangers have shown this season that they can play fast, execute at a high level and compete and beat teams that are expected to be at the top of the league. They have also shown that they can bounce back after giving up goals and find different ways to win with support from throughout the lineup.
- Pavel Buchnevich has shown this weekend what kind of talent he is and can be. His enthusiasm is great and he seems like someone who is truly loving where he is right now and what he is doing.
- JT Miller and Kevin Hayes just continue to keep it up, Mats Zuccarello buried a great pass from Chris Kreider and another night with multiple goal scorers.
- The Rangers have very much taken advantage of their early schedule on home ice. We have seen what they can do at the Garden and how dominant they can be. The next test will be how this team fares when they hit the road. After Vancouver at home on Tuesday it's off to Western Canada, followed by Columbus in what will be the Rangers first big trip of the season. We have learned a lot about the Rangers on home ice but we will learn a lot more about them later this week when they start wearing their road white jerseys on a more consistent basis.
The Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden.