Rangers score six straight in big time win over Islanders

The Rangers handed the Islanders a big time loss last night, scoring six straight goals en route to a 6-2 win. The Blueshirts had us wondering within the first 13 seconds, allowing a quick one and making us wonder if this is how the night was going to go. Luckily it was the Artemi Panarin show, with two goals and five points to carry the Rangers to the win.

Alex Georgiev had a great night too, making many difficult saves to preserve a lead in the second period and ensure the Rangers could relax a bit in the third. Neither goal against could be called a weak goal and he really had no chance on either. He’s doing his part to boost his trade value.

Isles 1, Rangers 0

This was just a bad defensive zone giveaway. There’s no real breakdown here other than it was sloppy play that wound up in the back of their net. Luckily this was the last time they were sloppy.

Rangers 1, Isles 1

Jesper Fast, who was part of the turnover on the Isles goal, gets it back. Barry Trotz and the Isles had some legitimate beef here, as Fast knocked Nick Leddy’s stick from his hands as he dove for the goal.

Rangers 2, Isles 1

The Isles account is a little salty here. I am a little surprised that this was allowed though. I thought Chris Kreider’s stick was above the crossbar.

Rangers 3, Isles 1

Adam Fox caught Semyon Varlamov cheating to the pass and beat him short side. Credit to Ryan Strome for rotating from the net mouth to the slot to open up that option.

Rangers 4, Isles 1

Panarin forcing the turnover. Panarin converting the other way. A thing of beauty.

Rangers 5, Isles 1

What I believe to be a new-look forecheck (more on that in a later post) created this goal. F1 and F2 were in deep, allowing Fast to pressure the outlet and force the turnover at the red line. Strome collected the puck and did what he does best – fed Panarin for the goal.

Rangers 6, Isles 1

There wasn’t much to break down on this goal. It was a set faceoff play that required Filip Chytil to win it clean, which he did. The puck rotated to Jacob Trouba who put a nicely placed shot by Varlamov. Couldn’t find a video of this one.

Rangers 6, Isles 2

The Isles got a powerplay goal after a Jordan Eberle shot took a weird deflection over Georgiev, and Brock Nelson whacked it out of the air for the goal. Couldn’t find a video of this either. Guessing everyone was done with the game by this point.

Shot Heatmap

This was utter domination. Look at all the shots from danger areas. Very unusual for a Trotz team to be crushed like this.

Skater Results

That’s a whole lotta good and fun, exactly what I like to see. Micheal Haley is trying to break the chart. Guessing he wanted to break Johnston but didn’t get the chance, so this was a valid replacement.

The Rangers are off until Thursday when they get the Isles again. Meanwhile the Isles play again tomorrow night and then cap off their three in four in Uniondale against the Rangers. If the Rangers play like this, and continue to change up their forecheck, it will be a fun one to watch.