9:50PM: The Rangers will play Chicago in the 7th place game at 3PM tomorrow. (Morreale)
6:02PM: Stats for some of the Rangers prospects tonight (Pointstreak):
- Ryan Graves: plus two, 1 shot, cross checking penalty
- Keegan Iverson: 1 assist, plus one, 1 shot, roughing penalty
- Brady Skjei: one shot
- Ryan Gropp: plus one, one shot
- Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus one, 1 shot
- Calle Andersson: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus two, 4 shots
- Petr Zamorsky: 1 goal, plus one, 1 shot, hooking penalty.
Game notes from the Rangers are below.
6PM: The Rangers won 4-0 to pick up their first win of the Tournament. (NYR)
5:27PM: With 5:27 left in the third period the Rangers are up 2-0 and being out-shot 30-24. (Pointstreak)
4:56PM: Petr Zamorsky scored on the PP from Calle Andersson and Adam Tambellini to take a 2-0 lead. (Pointstreak)
The Rangers trail in shots 23-16. (Pointstreak)
4:08PM: The Rangers lead 1-0 after the first period but are trailing in shots 11-9. (Pointstreak)
3:43PM: Adam Tambellini scores to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
2:31PM: The Rangers play the Blue Jackets at 3:30PM today in the third game of the Traverse City tournament (NYR):
- Ryan Gropp, Adam Tambellini, Jayden Hart
- Zach Bratina, Brad Morrison, Hayden Hodgson
- Anthony Difrusca, Mark Simpson, Keegan Iverson
- Artem Artemov, Adam Brooks, Cameron Askew
Brady Skjei, Petr Zamorsky
Ryan Graves, Calle Andersson
Turner Ottenbreit, Jerret Smith
Brandon Halverson is scratched again with an injury and Jacob Smith will start in goal for the Rangers.
Game notes from the Rangers:
The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-0, on Monday afternoon to earn their first win of the Traverse City Tournament this year. The Blueshirts recorded their first shutout in the Traverse City Tournament since they began participating in 2006. The Blueshirts posted a 1-2-0 record in three games during round-robin competition this year, and they will conclude the tournament with a placement game tomorrow.
New York opened the scoring 3:58 into the contest, as Adam Tambellini registered his first goal of the tournament. The Rangers held the one-goal lead through the end of the period, as Blueshirts goaltender Jacob Smith stopped all 11 shots he faced during the first 20 minutes.
The Blueshirts began the second period with a 5-on-3 power play, and they capitalized with the man-advantage to extend their lead to two. Petr Zamorsky notched his first goal of the tournament by beating Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo with a slap shot 59 seconds into the period.
New York took a 3-0 lead in the third period, as Calle Andersson registered a goal 3:14 into the final frame. Hayden Hodgson added an empty-net goal to close out the scoring. Smith finished the contest with 38 saves to record his first win/shutout.
The Rangers were 2-for-2 on the penalty kill in the contest and are 14-for-14 on the penalty kill through three games in the tournament.
Post-Game Notes_Blueshirt Breakdown
- Adam Tambellini tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. Tambellini, who was selected by the Rangers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, established Western Hockey League (WHL) career-highs in goals (47), assists (39), points (86), and plus/minus rating (plus-43) with the Calgary Hitmen last season. The 20-year-old was one of six players in the Canadian Major Junior Leagues (Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League) who recorded at least 40 goals and also posted a plus-40 or better rating in 2014-15. Tambellini is tied for the team lead in goals (one) and is tied for second on the team in points (two) in the tournament.
- Calle Andersson tallied two points (one goal, one assist), tied for the game-high – and led the Rangers – with four shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in the game. Andersson, who was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, has registered an assist/point in two of the Blueshirts’ three games thus far in the tournament. The 21-year-old defenseman leads the Rangers in assists (two) and points (three), and is tied for the team lead in goals (one).
- Petr Zamorsky recorded a power play goal in the contest. The 23-year-old defenseman has registered a point in two of the Rangers’ three contests thus far in the tournament. Zamorsky is tied for the team lead in goals (one) and is tied for second on the team in points (two).
- Keegan Iverson notched an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. Iverson, who was selected by the Rangers in the third round (85th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, established Western Hockey League (WHL) career-highs in games played (68) and assists (24) with the Portland Winterhawks in 2014-15. In addition, the 19-year-old established WHL playoff career-highs in assists (seven), points (nine), and plus/minus rating (plus-four) last season.
- Jacob Smith stopped all 38 shots he faced to record the win/shutout. Smith became the first Rangers goaltender to post a shutout during the Traverse City Tournament since the Blueshirts began participating in 2006. In addition, Smith’s 38 saves are the most a Rangers goaltender has recorded in one game in the Traverse City Tournament. The 20-year-old appeared in 56 games with the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2014-15, posting a 28-18-10 record, along with a 2.78 GAA.
- Hayden Hodgson recorded a goal, registered three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in the game. Hodgson, 19, has tallied a point in two of three games in the tournament, and he is tied for second on the Rangers in points (two). He registered 38 points (23 goals, 15 assists) in 59 games with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2014-15.
- Jayden Hart registered an assist, recorded two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. Hart, 20, skated in 59 games with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL) last season, tallying 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points. Following the conclusion of his junior season, Hart skated in 11 contests with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League, registering four goals.
- Mark Simpson tallied an assist, registered three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. Simpson, 20, skated in 54 games with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2014-15, registering 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points, along with a plus-three rating and 22 penalty minutes. He established QMJHL career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, power play goals (four), shots on goal (164), and plus/minus rating last season