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Four goals in a row power Rangers past Devils

The Rangers came into last night’s game with a Rick Nash celebration, and then promptly fell behind 2-0 to the AHL Devils. But then the Blueshirts rattled off four straight, including Libor Hajek’s first professional goal. It was also a completely dominating affair for the Rangers, who controlled 67% of the shot attempts. I would hope that was the case, considering the Devils dressed their AHL team.

Hajek later suffered a separated shoulder on the shift following his goal, so that stinks. Ryan Strome had a pair of goals. Vlad Namestnikov had a goal and two assists, and Mika Zibanejad had a pair of assists to round out the night. A strong win for the Rangers.

Devils 1, Rangers 0

I don’t really see a breakdown here by the Rangers. You can nitpick and say no one picked up Damon Severson for the one timer as the trailer, but the location of the shot isn’t a high quality chance. The bodies in front created havoc and the shot snuck through Henrik Lundqvist.

Devils 2, Rangers 0

Just going to leave Blake Coleman alone in front for the tip there?

Devils 2, Rangers 1

This was good work by the Blueshirts to get the puck back from behind the net and back to Kevin Shattenkirk at the point. His shot deflected off Strome’s leg and past Cory Schneider.

Rangers 2, Devils 2

This was a good keep by Neal Pionk, and then a great pass by Chris Kreider. Hajek sniped it for his first NHL goal.

Rangers 3, Devils 2

The Devils failed to clear and then it looks like their defense just broke down. Brady Skjei got the puck down to Zibanejad, who found Namestnikov for the finish. It looks like the Devils forgot about Namestnikov once they couldn’t clear.

Rangers 4, Devils 2

Strome empty netter.

Shot Heatmap

Good lord the Devils are bad.

The Rangers now head out west for another pair of games against lottery teams. This is the most travel I’ve seen the Rangers have in quite some time.

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  1. Welcome to the fast report.
    In this volume of the fast report we will discuss what fast did during the game.

    Zero goals zero assist

    And that was the fast report.

    Brought to you by the emperor has no clothes. Also with give me that fillet a fish give me that fish. And The out houses is where the smell goes.

    This was the last Fast report. No need to harass a good guy. I was prompted to post negative comments because of negative knucklers. I wanted to prove my point and did so adequately enough. I don’t want to change minds to my truth anymore and rather let you believe in what you want.

    1. Yeah you just don’t get it … you want a guy like this on your team. No, he’s not top 6 material and on a SC team he probably even isn’t Top 9, but he has heart and character, he never quits and he’s an example for how to play the game (no, he isn’t an example of how to score). He serves a purpose and he does that well — and with better players he can actually chip in a few points along the way (you know, like the 20 points he has right now in 62 games … not your silly 0 goals 0 assist).

      1. I don’t want him on my team but you want him on your team. I still think he sucks. 20 points and 62 games is shit for someone that’s been playing the first second and third line! I can’t convince you the math can’t convince you no one can convince you so believe what you want to believe.

    2. You forgot the glorious chance he had 10 foot out and made a pass instead

    3. He’s been selected by the players on his team 3 straight years as the Players Player award winner. He is an Alternate Captain as chosen by the players and coaches. Going on a limb here but I’ll bet they have more hockey experience and knowledge than you on what makes a good hockey player…
      Not everyone is a goal scorer and different players have different roles.

  2. Strome for Spooner may have been JG’s best move all year.

    We sign him to a team friendly deal in 2020, and he becomes our next Pouliot and plays great on a 3rd line role. Or we ship him off at the deadline for a 2nd or 3rd rounder depending on how next year goes. Either way, that move was such a positive.

    I feel like he has value with the rebuild as a 25 year old, finally finding his game and niche in the NHL and using the potential that made him a top 10 pick.

    1. It’s all about cost and term, I wouldn’t object to a 3 year deal with a slight raise to $3.25/3.5m — I can’t see him looking for more given his production (but you never know) and I think he really values Quinn as his coach after Edmonton and the Island.

    2. Don’t no why we ever let Pouliot go….
      I think the Vladdy, Hajek and Howden, 1st and 2nd Rnd picks for McDonough and Miller was also a good move by JG

  3. Well, at least the King is 2 wins away from 20, to extend his already NHL record for consecutive 20 win seasons for a goalie to start a career.

    First ballot HOFamer.

    1. Yep, get him to 20 and let Georgiev finish out the season or at least play the majority of games.

  4. It’s a sad day that another of my childhood heroes passed away today, Harry Howell. My condolences to the Howell family, may he rest in peace……………….

    1. Just seen this Walt, a little before my time but mad respects, condolences to whole family and group , RIP

    2. A classy and great player. Those Rangers teams of my youth had so many and Howell was among the best. He was blessed with a long and storied life. R.I.P.

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