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NY Rangers Goal Breakdown: Tony DeAngelo leads Rangers past Devils with hat trick, five points

Igor Shesterkin also stops 46 of 49 in win

Tony DeAngelo notched a hat trick and added two assists, while Igor Shesterkin stopped 46 of 49 Devils’ shots as the Rangers topped the Devils 6-3. DeAngelo was involved in the first five Rangers goals, giving them a two-goal lead heading into the third. At that point, it was the Shesterkin show, where he made 18 saves to preserve the lead.

This was another very strong defensive effort by the Rangers. They came out hot in the first, really controlling play and getting a good amount of chances. The Devils didn’t sleepwalk the whole game, and certainly poured on the shot attempts, but most were low or medium risk, as the Rangers really controlled the quality through two. Then it was a little bit of a turtle show in the third. Still a solid win for the Blueshirts.

Rangers 1, Devils 0

So the Devils just aren’t going to look for Artemi Panarin?

Devils 1, Rangers 1

Tony DeAngelo turned his back on Kevin Rooney here, which leaves him slow to react to the rebound.

Rangers 2, Devils 1

Two goals from the same spot. The Devils are not remembering to cover the guy cheating down from the point.

Rangers 3, Devils 1

This is a set play by Tony DeAngelo and Chris Kreider. It takes a lot of skill to place that slap pass from his own zone to the corner perfectly for Kreider to get the jump.

Rangers 3, Devils 2

Cross checking in front of the net is legal, I guess? That’s a clear penalty on Blake Coleman, knocking down Adam Fox, that goes uncalled.

Rangers 3, Devils 3

For the life of me, I have no idea why this is a goal.

Rangers 4, Devils 3

Tony DeAngelo is having himself a game. Brett Howden with the screen.

Rangers 5, Devils 3

There’s the hat trick, this time with a Kreider screen.

Rangers 6, Devils 3

DeAngelo cleared the zone, but didn’t get the assist here. Good 2-on-1 by Ryan Strome and Jesper Fast.

Shot Heatmap

The Rangers did allow more shot attempts to the Devils, but they had a large expected-goals advantage. This shows us that they kept the shots to the outside for the most part, which we see in the heatmap. A good defensive effort.

Skater Results

A lot of fun and a lot of good. Also I think that’s the first time I’ve seen Fox in the “bad” category all year.

That’s two games and two wins for the heir-apparent. I was surprised to see him start again last night, but he’s looked solid thus far. Nothing spectacular, but he’s stopping what he should and some that he shouldn’t. The Rangers have the Blues on Saturday before playing three of the following four against the Islanders.